school district
noun Date: 1809 a unit for administration of a public-school system often comprising several towns within a state

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  • school district — n. A government entity that oversees the operation of public schools in a defined area. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • school district — school .district n an area in one state of the US that includes a number of schools which are governed together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • school district — school ,district noun count an area within a U.S. state in which all the schools are managed by the same group of people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • school district — noun a district whose public schools are administered together • Hypernyms: ↑administrative district, ↑administrative division, ↑territorial division * * * noun, pl ⋯ tricts [count] US : an area or region containing the schools that a school… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • school district — A local administrative authority with fixed territorial limits created by the legislature, and subordinate to its will, as an agent of the state for the sole purpose of administering the state s system of public education. 47 Am J1st Sch § 12. A… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • school district — A public and quasi municipal corporation, organized by legislative authority or direction, comprising a defined territory, for the erection, maintenance, government, and support of the public schools within its territory in accordance with and in …   Black's law dictionary

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