What does the word precinct mean?

Usage examples for precinct

  1. Just missed you at the Precinct House, came after you, and saw you turn in here. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  2. 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