state·house | \ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of statehouse 

: the building in which a state legislature sits

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

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Demonstrators, now in their third day at the statehouse grounds, came prepared with tents, chairs and plenty of water. Washington Post, "Arizona teachers rally at Capitol as lawmakers negotiate," 30 Apr. 2018 In Maine, for example, the statehouse grounds are a gun-free zone. Assembling near the state Capitol on Saturday could prove expensive, at least for organizers in Georgia. Russ Bynum,, "Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to state capitol rallies," 12 Apr. 2018 On the same day in 2005, the Supreme Court ruled against displaying the Ten Commandments inside a county courthouse but said it could be memorialized outdoors on statehouse grounds. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "What the First Amendment protects — and what it doesn't," 6 Apr. 2018 Saturday’s rally garnered about 50 protesters on the steps of the statehouse calling for Hill’s resignation, Reuters reported. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Indiana Attorney General Says He Won't Resign Amid Groping Allegations and Protest," 8 July 2018 About 400 people demonstrated in front of the statehouse, and many then marched to the front doors of the Capitol in hopes of entering. Bruce Schreiner And Dylan Lovan, The Courier-Journal, "An anti-poverty group was denied access to the Kentucky Capitol," 5 June 2018 The ban, set to take effect on July 1, has moved Iowa to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact new restrictions on the medical procedure. Barbara Rodriguez,, "Iowa governor signs nation’s strictest abortion regulation," 5 May 2018 The legislation has propelled the state to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact the nation's most restrictive regulations on the procedure. CBS News, "Iowa abortion bill to be signed into law, Gov. Kim Reynolds says," 4 May 2018 The ban, set to take effect on July 1, has propelled Iowa to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact restrictive regulations on the medical procedure. Washington Post, "Iowa governor signs strictest abortion regulation in US," 4 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of statehouse

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


state·house | \ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s \

Kids Definition of statehouse

: the building where the legislature of a state meets

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