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Pronunciation of Precincts: Learn how to pronounce Precincts in English correctly

Learn how to say Precincts correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word precinct:

1 (usually precincts) the area within the walls or perceived boundaries of a particular building or place:
a former MP who still works in the precincts of the House
an enclosed or clearly defined area of ground around a cathedral, church, or college:
the precincts of the abbey church
2British an area in a town designated for specific or restricted use, especially one which is closed to traffic:
a pedestrian precinct
3North American a district of a city or town as defined for policing purposes.
the police station situated in a precinct:
at the precinct a desk sergeant ran through her ID
an electoral district of a city or town served by a single polling station:
with 35 per cent of the precincts declaring, he had 51 per cent of the vote

late Middle English (denoting an administrative district): from medieval Latin praecinctum, neuter past participle (used as a noun) of praecingere ‘encircle’, from prae ‘before’ + cingere ‘gird’