1. pre- "before" + cinct-.
2. => gird about, surround, enclosure, boundary line.
3. => district defined for purposes of government or representation.
- precinct:  The notion underlying precinct is of ‘encirclement’ or ‘enclosure’. It comes from the past participle of Latin praecingere ‘gird about, surround’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix prae- ‘before, around’ and cingere ‘encircle with a belt’ (source of English cincture ). From the underlying notion come the twin modern meanings of an ‘area enclosed by walls’ and a ‘delimited district within a city’ (mainly used in American English).
- precinct (n.)
- c. 1400, prasaynt (mid-15c. as precincte), "district defined for purposes of government or representation," from Medieval Latin precinctum "enclosure, boundary line," noun use of neuter past participle of Latin praecingere "to gird about, surround," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + cingere "to surround, encircle" (see cinch (v.)).
- 1. The Centre was a pedestrian precinct with a bandstand in the middle.
- 2. The shooting occurred in the 34th Precinct.
- 3. The driver said impassively, " You better check with your precinct.
- 司机不动声色他说: “ 你最好还是到你们管区警察局里去查一查再说吧.
- 4. The tradespeople in his precinct appreciated it. And they showed their appreciation.
- 他负责的地区内的商人很赏识他的这种作风, 而且公开表示对他很赞赏.
- 5. They appoint precinct election judges and other election - day officials.
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