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 for District judge
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  District \Dis"trict\, n. [LL. districtus district, fr. L.
     districtus, p. p. of distringere: cf. F. district. See
     Distrain.]
     1. (Feudal Law) The territory within which the lord has the
        power of coercing and punishing.
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     2. A division of territory; a defined portion of a state,
        town, or city, etc., made for administrative, electoral,
        or other purposes; as, a congressional district, judicial
        district, land district, school district, etc.
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              To exercise exclusive legislation . . . over such
              district not exceeding ten miles square. --The
                                                    Constitution
                                                    of the United
                                                    States.
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     3. Any portion of territory of undefined extent; a region; a
        country; a tract.
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              These districts which between the tropics lie.
                                                    --Blackstone.
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     Congressional district. See under Congressional.
  
     District attorney, the prosecuting officer of a district or
        district court.
  
     District court, a subordinate municipal, state, or United
        States tribunal, having jurisdiction in certain cases
        within a judicial district.
  
     District judge, one who presides over a district court.
  
     District school, a public school for the children within a
        school district. [U.S.]
  
     Syn: Division; circuit; quarter; province; tract; region;
          country.
          [1913 Webster]

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