town hall


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of town hall

  • The magistrates sat on the bench in the town-hall of Helstonleigh.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • They say that they are gone to the Town-hall to fetch the order for Tilly's horse to withdraw.

    The Black Tulip

    Alexandre Dumas (Pere)

  • And he ended by undertaking to deliver the town-hall over to them in ten minutes.

  • It was necessary to shut the town-hall doors in all haste, in order to deliberate.

  • Rougon went back to the town-hall, and prepared for the ambush.

British Dictionary definitions for town hall

town hall


the chief building in which municipal business is transacted, often with a hall for public meetings
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