state·​house | \ ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce statehouse (audio) \

Definition of statehouse

: the building in which a state legislature sits

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Examples of statehouse in a Sentence

a field trip to the statehouse to see the legislature in session

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Alabama was the latest of seven Southern states to enact laws like that, even though as recently as 2016 Ivey’s predecessor, Republican Robert Bentley, took four Confederate flags off the statehouse in Montgomery. Shaun Assael, Glamour, "The Secret Fight to Save Confederate Monuments," 16 Aug. 2018 On Thursday, Sykes, an Akron Democrat, met with Statehouse security officials to address concerns that she was subjected to additional scrutiny when trying to enter the statehouse in February 2016. Jessie Balmert,, "Black, female lawmaker stopped by security: Officers haven't acknowledged a problem," 21 June 2018 Men from both parties have long treated the statehouse as their own pleasure palace—pawing, kissing or coming on to women with lame pickup lines, like the ones Lang allegedly uttered to Loncar. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "Politics With friends like Republican Jeanne Ives, Illinois women don’t need enemies," 5 June 2018 Women are changing the balance of power in Congress, our statehouses, our city councils, and our school boards. Alicia Garza, Marie Claire, "Alicia Garza: Women Are the New Face of Power," 21 Mar. 2019 Investment officers in each state are asked to play miracle worker, taking the leftovers from what statehouses spend and using the market to provide retirement benefits for the masses. Mene Ukueberuwa, WSJ, "Politicians Put Populism Over Pensions," 29 Jan. 2019 Chopp, 65, is the second-longest-serving current statehouse speaker in the nation, behind only Michael Madigan of Illinois, who has held the post continuously since 1996, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Long-serving Frank Chopp to step down as Washington’s state House speaker after 2019 session," 27 Nov. 2018 Do the statehouses because that’s where redistricting comes in after the census in 2020. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Eyeing a 2020 run, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti explains how he (or someone else) could beat Trump," 17 Oct. 2018 And Democrats have flipped more than 40 statehouse seats across the nation, including some deep in Trump country. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "House Republicans’ unhelpful stumble with Seth Grossman in New Jersey," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of statehouse

1778, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of statehouse

: the building in which the legislature of a U.S. state meets and works


state·​house | \ ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce statehouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of statehouse

: the building where the legislature of a state meets

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