city hall

noun

Definition of city hall

  1. 1 :  the chief administrative building of a city

  2. 2a :  a municipal governmentb :  city officialdom or bureaucracy you can't fight city hall

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

  1. :  the main administrative building of a city



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