DISTRICT , a word denoting in its moregeneral sense, a
See also:tract or extent of a
See also:town, &c., marked off for administrative or other purposes, or having some
See also:special and distinguishing characteristics . The
See also:medieval Latin districtus (from distringere, to distrain) is defined by Du Cange as Territorium feudi, seu tract us, in quo Dominus vassallos et tenentes suos distringere potest; and as justitiae exercendae in eo tractu facultas . It was also used of the territory over which the feudal
See also:lord exercised his jurisdiction generally . It may be noted that distringere had a wider significance than " to distrain " in the
See also:English legal sense (see
See also:DISTRESS) . It is defined by Du Cange as compellere ad aliquid faciendum per mulctam, poenam, vel capto pignore . In English usage, apart from its general application in such forms as postal district,
See also:registration district and the like, " district " has specific usages for ecclesiastical and
See also:government purposes . It is thus applied to a division of a
See also:parish under the
See also:Building Acts, originally called a " perpetual curacy," and the church serving such a division is properly a " district
See also:chapel." Under the Local Government
See also:Act of 1894 counties are divided for the purposes of the act into urban and rural districts . In
See also:British India the word is used to represent the zillah, an administrative subdivision of a province or
See also:presidency . In the
See also:United States of
See also:America the word has many administrative, judicial and other applications . In South Carolina it was used instead of "
See also:county " for the chief division of the state other than in the
See also:coast region . In the Virginias,
See also:Kentucky and
See also:Maryland it answers to " township " or
See also:precinct, elsewhere the
See also:principal subdivision of a county . It is used for an electoral " division," each state being divided into Congressional and senatorial districts; and also for a
See also:political subdivision ranking between an unorganized and an arganized Territory—e.g., th District of
See also:Columbia and
See also:Alaska .
DISTRIBUTION OF ENERGY IN INCOMPRESSIBLE FLUIDS
DISTYLE (from Gr. &-, two, and rrOXos, column)
Graf Georg von Wedel (1868 - 1950) lived in Nieder Olsa, district Liegnitz 1915
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