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[steyt-hous] /ˈsteɪtˌhaʊs/
noun, plural statehouses
[steyt-hou-ziz] /ˈsteɪtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
the building in which the legislature of a state sits; the capitol of a state.
Origin of statehouse
1585-95; state + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He mounted the rude platform hastily erected in front of the state house, burning with indignation, and glowing with patriotism.

    The Cavaliers of Virginia William A. Caruthers
  • He was also employed in building the state house, in Boston.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • The funeral procession began from the state house, attended with two unbraced drums.

  • The street in front of the old state house is filled with people.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • I saw Andrew, standing bareheaded on the steps of the state house, bid the men godspeed.

British Dictionary definitions for state house

state house

(NZ) a house built by the government for renting


(in the US) the building which houses a state legislature; State capitol
a building in which public affairs or state ceremonies are conducted
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