from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A federal district of the eastern United States on the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland. Coextensive with the city of Washington, it was established by congressional acts of 1790 and 1791 on a site selected by George Washington.
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- proper n. The District of Columbia (U.S. federal district) is the federal capital of the United States of America. The City of Washington used to be a municipality within the District of Columbia until 1871 when two entities were merged. For this reason, the district is also generally known as Washington, D.C.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the district occupied entirely by the city of Washington; chosen by George Washington as the site of the capital of the United States and created out of land ceded by Maryland and Virginia
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Before present boundaries were established, what is now known as the District of Columbia was a part of the Territory of Columbia.
"Today, self defense in the District of Columbia is a luxury item," said Chris Cox, the NRA's top lobbyist, in the Ross release.
The ruling is the latest in a string of judicial setbacks for gun-rights activists, who hoped the 2008 decision, known as District of Columbia v.
In its 5-4 decision in 2008, known as District of Columbia v. Heller, the court ruled that the Second Amendment includes an individual right to self-defense.
The logic seems unassailable: The District of Columbia is the hub of the political class.
Interesting: "The District of Columbia is the rare jurisdiction where crimes based on sexual orientation dominate hate crime stats."
• The discussion of Congressional representation for the District of Columbia was a mess.
And this was in the District of Columbia, which is about as liberal as itgets.
And this was in the District of Columbia, which is about as liberal as it gets.
I'm still in the District of Columbia, which is humming with activity as Congress and the new administration get down to business.