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statehouse

[ steyt-hous ]
/ ˈsteɪtˌhaʊs /
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noun, plural state·hous·es [steyt-hou-ziz]. /ˈsteɪtˌhaʊ zɪz/.

the building in which the legislature of a state sits; the capitol of a state.

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Origin of statehouse

First recorded in 1585–95; state + house
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British Dictionary definitions for statehouse (1 of 2)

state house

noun

NZ a house built by the government for renting

British Dictionary definitions for statehouse (2 of 2)

Statehouse
/ (ˈsteɪtˌhaʊs) /

noun

(in the US) the building which houses a state legislature; State capitol
a building in which public affairs or state ceremonies are conducted
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