PRE'CINCT, noun [Latin proecinctus, proecingo, to cencompass; proe and cingo, to surround or gird.]
1. The limit, bound or exterior line encompassing a place; as the precincts of light.
2. Bounds of jurisdiction, or the whole territory comprehended within the limits of authority.
Take the body of A B, if to be found within your precincts.
3. A territorial district or division.
It is to be observed that this word is generally used in the plural, except in the third sense.
In case of non-acceptance [of the collector] the parish or precinct shall proceed to a new choice.