Pre"cinct [LL. praecinctum, fr. L. praecingere, praecinctum, to gird about, to encompass; prae before + cingere to gird, surround. See Pre-, and Cincture.]
The limit or exterior line encompassing a place; a boundary; a confine; limit of jurisdiction or authority; -- often in the plural; as, the precincts of a state.
A district within certain boundaries; a minor territorial or jurisdictional division; as, an election precinct; a school precinct.
A parish or prescribed territory attached to a church, and taxed for its support.
The parish, or precinct, shall proceed to a new choice.
Laws of Massachusetts.
© Webster 1913.