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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While there were notable statehouse Democratic losses in Iowa and Ohio, the party flipped governorships in seven states: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Kansas, New Mexico and Maine. Steve Peoples, The Seattle Times, "More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz.," 13 Nov. 2018 In 2018 women are on the ballot in 63 percent of state senate seats and 71 percent of statehouse seats. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Campaigns Are Like Marathons—It’s Better to Run One With a Friend," 18 Sep. 2018 CQ-Roll Call Richard Ojeda’s passionate speeches on the floor of the West Virginia statehouse helped push the state’s teachers to strike for the first time in more than 20 years. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Democrats are banking on a pro-coal, pro-teachers strike candidate to deliver for them in Trump country," 23 July 2018 The party controlling the White House loses about 30 House seats in midterm elections, which has energized a Democratic base eager to perhaps finally run Congress and some of the statehouses that Republicans have controlled for years. Joseph Weber, Fox News, "Trump, stand-ins invade Pennsylvania to win Tuesday's House race, keep political mojo," 12 Mar. 2018 The New Jersey Freedom Braiding Coalition also met with her and testified at the statehouse to help get the bill passed. Jan Hefler,, "$18,000 in tuition and 1,200 hours of study for a license to braid hair? New Jersey lawmakers say no," 13 July 2018 Democrats have been locked out of the governor’s mansion for two decades, but the party is hoping the state’s leftward shift might give them a better chance at the statehouse. Jen Kirby, Vox, "What time the polls close in the June 12 primary states," 12 June 2018 The top leader in the Iowa Senate resigned Monday after a website published video and photos allegedly showing the married lawmaker kissing a statehouse lobbyist. Fox News, "Iowa Senate GOP leader resigns after images of him kissing lobbyist surface," 12 Mar. 2018 The woman was identified as a statehouse lobbyist for Iowa League of Cities, an organization that seeks to sway legislation at the state Capitol. CBS News, "Iowa Senate leader Bill Dix resigns after video shows him kissing lobbyist," 12 Mar. 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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