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precinct

Pronunciation: /ˈpriːsɪŋkt/

Translation of precinct in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (delimited zone) zona (feminine) shopping precinct , pedestrian precinct
    Example sentences
    • There is also a possibility that the Jenkin's Lane area will be re-developed as a shopping precinct.
    • Traders also hope the re-vamp will see the precinct compete with Bolton town centre and shopping complexes in neighbouring towns.
    • ‘If it was in a shopping precinct then fine, but this is right in the middle of a residential area,’ he said.
    1.2 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (police district) distrito (masculine) policial; (police station) comisaría (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Data collection took place in nine police precincts in Baltimore City between January and August 1995.
    • It is difficult to imagine how such small numbers, even when concentrated in particular police precincts, could yield the necessary political clout to force more sensitive policing.
    • Dusk fades on the main drag of one of the city's toughest precincts and the cops on duty expect to be busy.
    Example sentences
    • After his call had come in, another precinct, closer to his position, had dispatched officers to help him.
    • She sounded distressed, and he could almost hear her voice broke slightly as she gave him the address of a police precinct in New York City.
    • At police precincts in the city, the names of the 23 officers killed were read aloud.
    1.3 (voting district) (American English/inglés norteamericano) distrito (masculine) electoral, circunscripción (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • At the elementary school, converted into a polling station serving two precincts for the day, it was taking voters an average of one hour to vote.
    • Bipartisan negotiations to reorganize electoral precincts for the general elections in April next year are going to kick off within this week.
    • He also said a two-vote electoral system should also be adopted and that electoral precincts should be rezoned into smaller ones.
  • 2
    (precincts plural)
    (of city) límites (masculine plural); (of cathedral, castle, hospital) recinto (masculine), predio(s) (masculine (plural)) (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) within the precincts of the university dentro del recinto universitario, en el predio or los predios de la universidad (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • The Rector of Leeds started the races, which were held in the precincts of the parish church in Kirkgate.
    • I'm starting to feel I'd like the whole thing kept IN the precincts of my church and OUT of the public sphere.
    • This emphasis on Christian vocation beyond the precincts of the church itself and beyond the bounds of the Lutheran Communion has inspired liturgical creativity in many places.

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