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

  • His friends at Government House, bewildered at this change in him, sought to reclaim him.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • When they've done with you at Government House, they may find a kennel for you there until morning.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • "I suppose you would have been stopping at Government House," he remarked.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • On a hill in the centre of them is built the Government House.

  • It's to be a very fashionable affair, and the Government House party will be there.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • "Well, it is understood that we all meet this afternoon at Government House," said Hal.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • Billy kept to his lean-to, when away from the Government House.

    Janet of the Dunes

    Harriet T. Comstock
  • There was a garden party at Government House in the afternoon.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah William G. Burn Murdoch
  • Talking of that, I had some very kind inquiries about you at Government House to-day.

    Half a Hero Anthony Hope
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
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