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Government House

or government house

  1. the official residence of a colonial governor, as in a British Commonwealth country.
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Origin of Government House

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Historical Examples of government house

  • The abbess will have the gate open to the Government-house alley.

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

  • They were conducted to the government-house, where they dismounted.

  • All levees and public dinners at Government-House were suspended.

  • They might smoke as good as that at the government-house, but he rather doubted it.

    Parrot & Co.

    Harold MacGrath

  • We have now a handsome Government-house, where ladies who attend drawing-rooms incur no danger of any kind.

    The Bushman

    Edward Wilson Landor

British Dictionary definitions for government house

Government House

  1. 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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