What does the word precinct mean?

Usage examples for precinct

  1. Indeed, three different men in the precinct, who did not know of young Raegen's aquatic prowess, had returned to the station- house and seriously reported him to the sergeant as lost, and regretted having driven a citizen into the river, where he had been unfortunately drowned. – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis
  2. Just missed you at the Precinct House, came after you, and saw you turn in here. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  3. The ladies' dressing- room is a sacred precinct, into which no gentleman should ever presume to look; to enter it would be an outrage not to be overlooked or forgiven. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine