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A district ( borrowed from the English district ) is an element of a spatial or administrative structure.

Word origin

The word district was borrowed from the English district from the Latin districtus (for "area around the city") . Moreover, it was probably this from the Latin distringere ( "hinder" among others "claim" and in the legal sense or "arrest") derived , and originally referred to one with special jurisdiction standing area in the sense of a Sperrbezirkes and later also in the sense of " Special administrative area “outside the regular administrative division . It is in this spirit today; however, still as a general translation of a foreign language name of a province or administrative unit (see also the Federal District District of Columbia in Washington, DC ).

Further examples

Web links

Wiktionary: District  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. a b District - Duden , Bibliographisches Institut ; 2016
  2. district ( Memento from September 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (English-German) - Duden , Langenscheidt ; 2015
  3. ^ Ralf Schumacher: The political integration of the Principality of Hanau into the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt. In: Hanauer Geschichtsverein 1844 e. V .: Hanau in the Napoleonic era (= Hanauer Geschichtsblätter. 47). Hanau, approx. 2015, ISBN 978-3-935395-21-3 , p. 159.