. s. m.
T. de Pratique ancienne. Étendue de juridiction. Un juge ne peut juger hors de son district.

Fig. et fam., Cela n'est pas de mon district, Cela n'est pas de ma compétence, il ne m'appartient pas d'en connaître.

DISTRICT, s'est dit aussi de Chacune des divisions principales d'un département. Chef-lieu de district.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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