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 Calls show up on caller ID as being from a governmental agency or office, such as a city hall. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "It’s time to submit nominations for Bay Village Citizen, Project of Year: West Shore Chatter," 5 Jan. 2021 The drive, sponsored by the Northshore Young Professionals, will take place from 1:30-5 p.m. in the Spitzfaden Community Center, 3090 E. Causeway Approach, across from city hall., "Blood drive planned; medical facilities in the news," 22 Dec. 2020 His focus was on the novel coronavirus pandemic in his last message of 2020 issued on the city hall Facbook page, however. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko dies from COVID-19 complications," 30 Dec. 2020 People turned out in droves to remember him, creating a makeshift memorial outside city hall, and paying tribute to him from Washington, D.C. to Tallahassee and South Florida. David Schutz,, "These are the 20 most-read stories of 2020 on," 24 Dec. 2020 Many city services will continue and residents can continue to pay bills, such as city taxes, online or at the secure drop boxes at city hall. Zach Murdock,, "Middletown city buildings to close through Jan. 4 after several staff members test positive for COVID-19," 22 Dec. 2020 Several members of his organization took part in the protest at Stockton’s city hall. James Ross Gardner, The New Yorker, "As the Vaccine Arrives, Death and Denial Rage in a California Coronavirus Epicenter," 22 Dec. 2020 In 2018, 11 women and five men were placed in high-level city hall positions, which means women hold 69% of the posts. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "Socialist mayor fined for appointing mostly women to senior positions: Proud of being 'too feminist'," 17 Dec. 2020 The couple got married last month in a small city hall ceremony, with only a photographer. Lauren Kent, CNN, "Chicago couple canceled their big wedding but used the $5,000 catering deposit to feed people in need," 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of city hall

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of city hall was in 1603

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18 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“City hall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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