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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While the demonstrations didn’t play a substantive role in the bill’s demise, the peaceful but in-your-face protests elevated the voice of rural Oregon in a way not typically seen at the statehouse., "Winners and losers of Oregon’s 2019 legislative session," 1 July 2019 Christina Hildebrand went down a rabbit hole and emerged at the statehouse in Sacramento. Time, "'They’re Chipping Away.' Inside the Grassroots Effort to Fight Mandatory Vaccines," 13 June 2019 At least three of those policies now explain that everyone who works in, or visits, the statehouse is protected from harassment. The Christian Science Monitor, "Legislators work to shift culture in statehouses in wake of #MeToo," 15 May 2018 Teachers are packing the statehouse to rally against the House bill. USA TODAY, "‘Lorax’ tree legend, butter Elmo, meth squirrel: News from around our 50 states," 19 June 2019 This group, first called the Watergate Babies, swept into the capitals and statehouses around the country in 1974 largely with a base in the white suburban areas. Lily Geismer, Vox, "Democrats and neoliberalism," 11 June 2019 The bill banning the procedure passed through the statehouse on Tuesday. Madeline Fitzgerald, Time, "New York Poised to Become the First State to Ban Cat Declawing," 5 June 2019 As the wrangling over the federal regulation plays out, payday lenders have continued to lobby statehouses across the country. Anjali Tsui, ProPublica, "How Payday Lenders Spent $1 Million at a Trump Resort — and Cashed In," 5 June 2019 But often, the debate over public safety and the reach of the Second Amendment played out in statehouses with familiar results. Ryan J. Foley, Fox News, "AP: Despite shootings, states return to familiar patterns," 26 Sep. 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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