cabildo

[kah-veel-daw; English kuh-bil-doh]
noun, plural cabildos [kah-veel-thaws; English kuh-bil-dohz] . Spanish.
1.
the chapter house of a cathedral.
2.
a town council, especially in Latin America.
3.
a town hall in colonial Spanish America.
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