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
Recent Examples on the Web During a Capitol news conference, several women said they were disappointed with the way the investigative unit has in recent years handled allegations of misconduct by supervisors and colleagues in the statehouse. Hannah Wileystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 The statehouse had felt pressure to act, with at least three ballot issues in the works to legalize marijuana. Mary Kilpatrick, cleveland, 23 Dec. 2019 Currently, much of The Buckeye Flame’s coverage has focused on bills coming out of Ohio’s statehouse, which affect LGBTQ Ohioans, like House Bill 454, House Bill 616 and House Bill 276. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 20 June 2022 David Pitt in Des Moines, Iowa; Andrew Welsh-Huggins in Columbus, Ohio; and AP statehouse reporters from across the U.S. contributed to this report. David A. Lieb, Anchorage Daily News, 29 May 2022 The House met in the Government Center South building next to the statehouse, where seats were kept six feet apart. Alexandra Kukulka,, 4 Jan. 2022 The resolution reduces the total amount of time someone can spend at the statehouse from 14 to 12 years, but increases the number of years allowed in either chamber. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2022 Two new proposals for sending out rebate checks landed at the statehouse Thursday, joining the fray with Newsom’s plan and another legislative effort, both unveiled in March. John Myers, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2022 Along with scandals at the statehouse, Whaley also discussed job creation, the death penalty and working with a potentially adversarial legislature. cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of statehouse

1778, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of statehouse was in 1778

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“Statehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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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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