An area, such as the District of Columbia, that is reserved as the site of the national capital of a federation.(noun)
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Use "federal district" in a sentence
"Ralph was calling me three or four times a night, calling Woodrow Seals, who is a federal district judge now, all day long."
"Members of the 1945–46 Congressional investigation heard about the Navy’s failure to timely decode Morimura’s message during the following exchange between investigator Gerhard Gesell later appointed a federal district judge in Washington, DC and Theodore Wilkinson, the Navy’s pre-Pearl Harbor intelligence chief:"
"Traveling to Virginia in March 1790, L’Enfant surveyed the rolling plain of the new federal district and drew up plans that exceeded anything yet proposed, a complex of plazas and broad boulevards that would encompass some six thousand acres, fashioned closely after the extravagant French palace at Versailles."