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 Despite the popularity and the extra incentives, expansion has not found much support among Republicans in the statehouse. al, 2 June 2021 Athletes at schools within these states will not be able to pursue NIL opportunities until legislation is passed in the statehouse or a federal law goes into effect, whichever comes first. Paul Myerberg, USA Today, 26 May 2021 Williams has spent the entirety of her political career in the statehouse, in the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2014 and in the Senate from 2015 to now. cleveland, 5 May 2021 Morath doesn’t have the authority to waive STAAR consequences for high school students and repeatedly stated over the last year that any relief must come from the statehouse. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, 21 May 2021 One idea during the long wait for Census 2020 details is to use population estimates to draw new congressional and statehouse districts for the 2022 elections instead of waiting for the official count now promised by the end of September. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 19 Apr. 2021 Cannon was put in handcuffs and forcibly removed from the statehouse. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 8 Apr. 2021 Despite worries that Texas could flip blue in the 2020 presidential election, former president Donald Trump won the state by a nearly 6 percent margin, and Republicans did not suffer any major losses in the statehouse or Congress. Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2021 In Michigan, a state commission banned the open carrying of firearms at the statehouse, which was overrun by militia members during a protest last year. Anchorage Daily News, 14 Jan. 2021

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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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19 Jun 2021

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“Statehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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