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statehouse

[steyt-hous] /ˈsteɪtˌhaʊs/
noun, plural statehouses
[steyt-hou-ziz] /ˈsteɪtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
1.
the building in which the legislature of a state sits; the capitol of a state.
Origin of statehouse
1585-1595
1585-95; state + house
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  • Among these may be found the Liberty Bell, which hung in the tower of the statehouse for many years.

    Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
  • On the way to the statehouse in the aircar, I kept wondering just how smart I had been.

    Lone Star Planet Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  • Such buildings were to take the place of private dwellings and ordinaries in the same way as did the statehouse at Jamestown.

  • He went to the statehouse, and to the senate chamber, and asked to see Senator Bryant.

    Eighth Reader James Baldwin
  • Joseph Copeland later moved to Jamestown where he was caretaker of the statehouse from 1688-91.

British Dictionary definitions for statehouse

Statehouse

/ˈsteɪtˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
(in the US) the building which houses a state legislature; State capitol
2.
a building in which public affairs or state ceremonies are conducted
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