federal district

noun
a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
Instance Hyponyms: ↑District of Columbia, ↑D.C., ↑DC

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noun
: a district set apart by a country as the seat of the national government (as the District of Columbia in the United States)

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a district in which the national government of a country is located, esp. one in Latin America. Spanish, Portuguese, Distrito Federal.

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federal district or Federal District,
land which a country sets apart and administers as its national capital, such as the District of Columbia in the United States. Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela are among the countries which have federal districts.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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