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

Examples of city hall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On May 26, 2004, the coalition made a public appeal at city hall for the state to level criminal charges. Ko Bragg, The Atlantic, 7 Apr. 2022 The plaza was really a park that spread east toward our new city hall and library. Paul R. Messinger, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2022 Mayor Greg Fischer's call for tolls to be eased on the bridges connecting Louisville to Southern Indiana is picking up steam at city hall. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 23 Mar. 2022 The council requested the draft at a workshop session, which began at 4:30 p.m. Monday at city hall. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 8 Mar. 2022 There’s reason to hope her city hall will attract the kind of civic superstars that White did, thinkers and doers who had real power and went on to shape Boston and beyond for decades., 3 Nov. 2021 The driver, who was not immediately identified, hit the corner of the city hall building and knocked down the awning pillars of five store fronts, Evans said. Fox News, 10 Apr. 2022 George Douglas has ended his four-year tenure serving on the Valparaiso City Council, including the past two years as president, to accept a new city hall position. Philip Potempa,, 31 Mar. 2022 Fairview Park Mayor Patrick Cooney noted both the fire department and southern city hall entrance have experienced recent leaking issues. John Benson, cleveland, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of city hall

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2022

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“City hall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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Kids Definition of city hall

: the main administrative building of a city

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