city hall


Definition of city hall 

1 : the chief administrative building of a city

2a : a municipal government

b : city officialdom or bureaucracy you can't fight city hall

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The city council approved the $661.4 million budget unanimously on Monday, but not before adding an item of its own that addressed another pressing issue: corruption at city hall. Stephen Deere, ajc, "Bottoms’ budget reflects issues in campaign, early crises in office," 20 June 2018 Jason Boatright Donations can be made beginning June 26 at city hall. Max Londberg, kansascity, "No smoke alarms found in Ozarks home where five kids were killed by fire, chief says," 12 June 2018 The city will host a reception June 13 for the opening of a student art exhibit at city hall., "New Britain High School Students' Artwork Comes To City Hall," 11 June 2018 Munster has led the the permitting and enforcement department at city hall since 2012. Beau Evans,, "Jared Munster, Safety & Permits chief, to be RTA interim executive director," 22 May 2018 Also from University Heights: There will be a Heritage Home Program informational session to help with free technical assistance for your home repairs, maintenance and rehab needs from 6:30-8 p.m. May 17 at city hall, 2300 Warrensville Center Road. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "A curling gold medal for Shaker team; University Hts. parade happenings; more: Press Run," 11 May 2018 The Canadian flag was lowered to half-staff at parliament and at Toronto city hall. Author: Anna Mehler Paperny And Allison Martell, Anchorage Daily News, "Canada seeks to understand motive for van attack that killed 10," 24 Apr. 2018 The hospital now employs almost as many people as Halliburton, and the town is converting an abandoned Halliburton office into its new city hall. Christopher M. Matthews, WSJ, "Oil’s New Technology Spells End of Boom for Roughnecks," 10 July 2018 But on Saturday, Waters appeared in front of the Los Angeles city hall to speak at one of the dozens of rallies across the country protesting the Trump administration's draconian treatment of immigrant families at the US-Mexico border. Luke Darby, GQ, "Maxine Waters Responds to Death Threats from Trump Supporters: "You Better Shoot Straight"," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of city hall

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of city hall

: a city government's main building

: the government of a city

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Kids Definition of city hall

: the main administrative building of a city

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