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district

Etymology: L, distringere, to compel
1 (in hospital nursing) a group of patients in an area of the unit, usually a subdivision of a ward, for whom a nurse manager or primary nurse is responsible. Patients are customarily assigned to a district on the basis of certain shared needs for nursing care.
2 the area of a city or town assigned to a public health nurse.
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The judge'll be here in a minute, now," said the assistant district attorney, and went inside a railed enclosure in front of the judge's bench.
The first man in the line was already at the railing, and the questions put to him by the judge were being repeated to him by the other assistant district attorney and a court attendant.
Austin says," continued the district attorney, "she's looked into this case, and asks to have the man turned over to her.
Thus it is peremptorily his Majesty's orders that the whole French inhabitants of these Districts be removed; and I am, through his Majesty's goodness, directed to allow you liberty to carry off your money and household goods, as many as you can without discommoding the vessels you go in.
He was in thy District three months to my certain knowledge, and I looked by every runner that thou wouldst send me in his head.
But the struggle almost invariably will be most severe between the individuals of the same species, for they frequent the same districts, require the same food, and are exposed to the same dangers.
We know that it can perfectly well withstand a little more heat or cold, dampness or dryness, for elsewhere it ranges into slightly hotter or colder, damper or drier districts.
Would it not have been very inconsistent, moreover, if I, who wished to improve a district, had shrunk back at the thought of improving one man in it?
The presence of a butcher in the district says as much for its intelligence as for its wealth.
It's very nice for you to have over six thousand acres in the Karazinsky district, and such muscles, and the freshness of a girl of twelve; still you'll be one of us one day.
I don't see, Brother Morris," said the chairman, "that it matters to us who buys them, since they can't carry them out of the district.
If the latter is the case, (as every intelligent man knows it to be,[1]) is it not evident that the policy of confining the places of election to particular districts would be as subversive of its own aim as it would be exceptionable on every other account?

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