guildhall

noun
guild·​hall | \ ˈgild-ˌhȯl How to pronounce guildhall (audio) \

Definition of guildhall

: a hall where a guild or corporation usually assembles

Examples of guildhall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Schlüsselzunft is an Old World charmer of a restaurant in a guildhall building that dates to 1306 on a pedestrian street in Basel’s delightful Old Town. Dave Seminara, New York Times, "36 Hours in Basel," 20 Feb. 2020 Tent-like market stalls lead to red brick guildhalls. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "Easing into the Netherlands with pickled herring and a polite red-light district | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018 While Haarlem has its fancy old guildhalls and business has reigned here for centuries, the town’s strictly enforced building code assures that the church tower will always dominate the downtown. Rick Steves, miamiherald, "Easing into the Netherlands with pickled herring and a polite red-light district | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of guildhall

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Guildhall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guildhall. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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