city hall

noun
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of city hall

1 : the chief administrative building of a city
2 a : a municipal government
b : city officialdom or bureaucracy
  • you can't fight city hall

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First Known Use of city hall

1603


CITY HALL Defined for English Language Learners

city hall

noun

Definition of city hall for English Language Learners

  • : a city government's main building

  • : the government of a city


CITY HALL Defined for Kids

city hall

noun

Definition of city hall for Students

: the main administrative building of a city


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