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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
First recorded in 1585-95; state + house Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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
  • He went to the statehouse, and to the senate chamber, and asked to see Senator Bryant.

    Eighth Reader James Baldwin
  • I hold nothin' against you, but it wasn't any more my fault than the statehouse!

    The Magnificent Ambersons Booth Tarkington
  • The fourth statehouse, which seems to have been built on the foundations of the third, was destroyed by fire in 1698.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • When the Governor realized that resistance would be useless, he ordered the guns to be dismantled, and returned to the statehouse.

    Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker
British Dictionary definitions for statehouse


(in the US) the building which houses a state legislature; State capitol
a building in which public affairs or state ceremonies are conducted
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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