precinct etymology

English word precinct comes from Latin prae (Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.), Latin cingere

Detailed word origin of precinct

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prae Latin (lat) Because of. Before. In front of Before. In front.
cingere Latin (lat)
praecingo Latin (lat) I gird about. I surround or encircle.
praecinctus Latin (lat)
precinctum Malayalam (mal)
precinct English (eng) (UK) A pedestrianized and uncovered shopping area.. (US) A subdivision of a city or town for the purposes of voting and representation in city or town government. In cities, precincts may be grouped into wards.. (US, law enforcement) A subdivision of a city under the jurisdiction of a specific group of police; the police station situated in that district.. (chiefly, in the plural) An [...]

Words with the same origin as precinct

Descendants of prae
depending preacher precise predict prefer preliminary preparation prepare preserve president presume pretend prevent previous price prime prison prisoner prize rendezvous rent rental surprise surrender