guild-hall

guildhall

[gild-hawl]
noun
(in Britain) the hall built or used by a guild or corporation for its assemblies; town hall.
Also, gildhall.


Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English gegyld healle; see guild, hall

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guildhall (ˈɡɪldˌhɔːl)
 
n
1.  (Brit)
 a.  the hall of a guild or corporation
 b.  a town hall
2.  Also: gildhall the meeting place of a medieval guild

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