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town hall

noun
1.
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
1475-1485
1475-85
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  • John and his accomplices having reached the townhall, received their sentence from Wesseling, the city judge.

    Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould
  • 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.

  • On to the center and to the townhall pressed Harcourt, and with him now was Richard.

    With the Black Prince William Osborn Stoddard
  • Next morning, he resumes session, not at the townhall as prudent Municipals counselled, but once more at the barracks.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • For, alas, neither is the townhall itself without misgivings.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • And he went thus as far as the townhall, so as to assemble there the burgomasters and the sheriffs.

  • Yes, Friends, that is the townhall; discoursing so, to the Night.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • By seven o'clock, on this raw October morning, fifth of the month, the townhall will see wonders.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
British Dictionary definitions for townhall

town hall

noun
1.
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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