administrative district

Definitions of administrative district
  1. noun
    a district defined for administrative purposes
    synonyms: administrative division, territorial division
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    one of the administrative divisions of a large city
    a small administrative division of a country
    an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    the smallest administrative district of several European countries
    country, land, state
    the territory occupied by a nation
    (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    county palatine
    the territory of a count palatine
    the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
    federal district
    a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
    reservation, reserve
    a district that is reserved for particular purpose
    school district
    a district whose public schools are administered together
    a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
    an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
    the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
    province, state
    the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    town, township
    an administrative division of a county
    a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
    banana republic
    a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
    country of origin, fatherland, homeland, mother country, motherland, native land
    the country where you were born
    buffer country, buffer state
    a small neutral state between two rival powers
    city, metropolis, urban center
    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
    Indian reservation
    a reservation set aside for the use of Indians
    a reservation where animals are protected
    a country with a king as head of state
    a province in ancient Greece
    American state
    one of the 50 states of the United States
    tax haven
    a country or independent region where taxes are low
    an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
    European country, European nation
    any one of the countries occupying the European continent
    African country, African nation
    any one of the countries occupying the African continent
    Asian country, Asian nation
    any one of the nations occupying the Asian continent
    South American country, South American nation
    any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
    North American country, North American nation
    any country on the North American continent
    Italian region
    Italy is divided into 20 regions for administrative purposes
    Canadian province
    Canada is divided into 12 provinces for administrative purposes
    Australian state
    one of the several states constituting Australia
    country or territory ruled by a sultan
    Soviet Socialist Republic
    one of the states that formerly made up the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991)
    Swiss canton
    one of the cantons of Switzerland
    type of:
    district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory
    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
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