Legal Definition and Related Resources of District

Meaning of District

One of the portions into which an entire county or other political subdivision or geographical territory is divided, for judicial , political or administrative purposes.

District Alternative Definition

A certElin portion of the country, separated from the rest for some special purposes. The United States are divided into judicial districts, in each of which is established a district court, these districts being subdivisions of the circuits (q.v.) They are also divided into election districts, collection districts, etc.

Synonyms of District


  • ager
  • area
  • circuit
  • constituency
  • department
  • domain
  • locale
  • locality
  • neighborhood
  • pale
  • precinct
  • province
  • quarter
  • realm
  • regio
  • region
  • section
  • sphere
  • terra
  • territorial division
  • territory
  • tract
  • ward
  • zone Associated Concepts: business district
  • collection district
  • election district
  • federal district
  • improvement district
  • judicial district
  • school district
  • tax district

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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English Legal System: District

In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of District :

A *local government area in England (outside Greater London) consisting of a division of a *county. The Local Government Act 1972 divided the 6 metropolitan and 39 nonmetropolitan counties in England into 36 metropolitan and 296 nonmetropolitan districts, respectively, and the 8 counties in Wales into 37 districts. The 6 metropolitan counties were abolished by the Local Government Act 1985 and their functions transferred generally to the metropolitan district councils, which became single-tier authorities. A district may be styled a borough by royal charter granted on the petition of the *district council. The Welsh counties and districts were abolished by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994, being replaced on 1 April 1996 by 22 unitary authorities (*unitary authority) (11 counties and 11 county boroughs). Unitary authorities have been phased in in certain nonmetropolitan areas of England.

See also Local Government Commission for England.

Concept of District in the context of Real Property

A short definition of District: An area geographically set apart for a specific purpose, such as a congressional district or drainage district. The boundaries of one may overlap the other.

Concept of District in the context of Real Property

A short definition of District: An area geographically set apart for a specific purpose, such as a congressional district or drainage district. The boundaries of one may overlap the other.



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