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
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Examples from the Web for government house
The abbess will have the gate open to the Government-house alley.The Hour and the Man
They were conducted to the government-house, where they dismounted.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers
All levees and public dinners at Government-House were suspended.History of the War in Afghanistan, Vol. I (of 3)
Sir John William Kaye
They might smoke as good as that at the government-house, but he rather doubted it.Parrot & Co.
We have now a handsome Government-house, where ladies who attend drawing-rooms incur no danger of any kind.The Bushman
Edward Wilson Landor
- 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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