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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Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti Photo: HBO Elena confronts the same problem, only in this case the bitter objections to advanced schooling for a daughter don’t come from her father, a kindly man who works at the city hall. Dorothy Rabinowitz, WSJ, "‘My Brilliant Friend’ Review: Mindful Storytelling," 15 Nov. 2018 Anderson, who first became mayor in 2008, said two trailers are going to be set up in front of city hall, so that workers can have a safe environment until the mold problem is resolved. Brooke A. Lewis, Houston Chronicle, "Arcola city workers evacuated after mold found in building," 2 Apr. 2018 Its approach was to slip into new cities, start earning, and defer dealing with city hall heavies rather than asking permission to operate in advance. Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic, "Fly On, My Sleek Electric Bird," 30 May 2018 To help find more information about your ancestors’ region, province and town—including city halls, phone numbers and maps—check the site Michael Siconolfi, WSJ, "Searching the Amalfi Coast for Long-Lost Family Ties," 11 Oct. 2018 As the storm threatened to wash away months of planning , Mayor Scott Edwards offered a unique opportunity to use his city hall for the ceremony. Jennifer Kay, Fox News, "WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rescues needed in Florence's heavy rains," 14 Sep. 2018 Residents in a portion of Arlington can use an app to take $3 rides anywhere in the service area, which includes Arlington's major stadiums and Six Flags, as well as the University of Texas at Arlington, city hall, and at least three high schools. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "This city has a vision for mass transit that doesn’t involve city buses," 31 Aug. 2018 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

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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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