- 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
First recorded in 1475–85
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Examples from the Web for townhall
At least that is what he told a second-grader at a townhall last February.Turns Out Chris Christie Hated Traffic on the George Washington Bridge, Too
January 15, 2014
The Atkins town pump, also his gift, stood before the townhall.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
As mayor, I am in my place in the townhall, and here I stay.Original Short Stories of Maupassant, Volume 1
Guy de Maupassant
On to the center and to the townhall pressed Harcourt, and with him now was Richard.With the Black Prince
William Osborn Stoddard
For, alas, neither is the Townhall itself without misgivings.
But latterly they meet in the Hotel-de-Ville, in the Townhall itself.
- the chief building in which municipal business is transacted, often with a hall for public meetings
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