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town hall

a hall or building belonging to a town, used for the transaction of the town's business and often also as a place of public assembly.
Origin of town hall
1475-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ruth hurried over to the town-hall bright and early on this snowy, gusty morning.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • We select the site of the Hotel de Ville or the town-hall of Paris.

  • He has converted the town-hall to his own use, and it is thronged by his suite.

  • Some messenger from Jacob Heisse's house had brought him the tidings to the town-hall.

    Linda Tressel Anthony Trollope
  • Neither cared further for elaborating giddy curves on that town-hall floor.

    A Laodicean Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for town-hall

town hall

the chief building in which municipal business is transacted, often with a hall for public meetings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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