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Definition of precinct noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1one of the parts into which a town or city is divided in order to organize elections voters in key precincts
  2. 2a part of a city that has its own police station; the police station in this area Detective Hennessy of the 44th precinct The murder occurred just a block from the precinct.
  3. 3[usually plural] the area around a place or a building, sometimes surrounded by a wall the university/cathedral precincts within the precincts of the castle
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