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noun [countable]     precinct pronunciation in British English
/ˈpriːˌsɪŋkt/
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pluralprecincts
  1. 1
    British a part of a town that has a particular use, especially an area where no cars are allowed

    a shopping precinct

  2. 2

    precincts

    [plural] British the area around an important building, especially a college or cathedral
  3. 3
    American a district in a town or city, usually organized for voting, police, or government purposes

    the tenth electoral precinct

  4. 4
    American the police station that is in charge of a particular district in a town or city
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