- n. a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
“The Federal District burned with such ferocity that the surveyor and the marksman could see the glow in the night sky, though by then they were many miles north, riding hard, on their way to report to Mr. Astor.”
“But if we go eight miles further up the Eastern Branch of the Potomac, north by northwest”—his finger traced the route as he spoke—“we can come into the Federal District from above.”
“No longer the capital city the federal government moved to Philadelphia in 1790, awaiting the completion of a ten-mile-square Federal District on the Potomac River New York has become the city of capital, the nation’s economic center.”
“Tazewell was employed by the Spanish Consul, M. Chacon, whose person is so familiar to our older citizens; and he gained the case in the Federal District and Circuit Courts, following it, contrary to his usual custom, to the Supreme Court.”
“Burned the Federal District and think to burn us down next.”
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