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Government House

or government house

the official residence of a colonial governor, as in a British Commonwealth country.
Origin of Government House
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The residence was formerly the old Government House, in the days of the Dutch.

  • They had gained the entrance to the oak avenue at the back of Government House.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • She saw Medland again chasing a butterfly, as she had seen him on the day he came to Government House to receive his office.

    Half a Hero Anthony Hope
  • My daughter is at a ball at Government House at the present moment.

    A Bid for Fortune Guy Boothby
  • But Mr. Kennedy, who had been in Government House, knew more.

  • And at the proper hour I took myself to the Government House.

  • There was a ball at Government House, and the judge began to criticise the dancing of a witty member of the Indian bar.

    Quips and Quiddities William Davenport Adams
  • When they've done with you at Government House, they may find a kennel for you there until morning.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • But her troubles, instead of diminishing, became even more pronounced when she called at Government House.

    The Message Louis Tracy
  • "I suppose you would have been stopping at Government House," he remarked.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
British Dictionary definitions for Government House

Government House

the official residence of a representative of the British Crown (such as a Canadian Lieutenant-Governor or an Australian Governor General) in a state or province that recognizes the British sovereign as Head of the Commonwealth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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