state·​house ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce statehouse (audio)
: the building in which a state legislature sits

Examples of statehouse in a Sentence

a field trip to the statehouse to see the legislature in session
Recent Examples on the Web The average candidate spending for a statehouse seat was $5,047 in 2010 and $7,347 for a State Senate seat. USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 Several of the gun manufacturers and retailers named in the lawsuit are on the board of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which lobbies for the firearms and ammunition industries in Indiana and statehouses nationwide. Isabella Volmert, Quartz, 6 Apr. 2024 Still, lawyers and civil liberties groups challenged the technique in courts and statehouses. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 23 Mar. 2024 After lengthy litigation, the seven-member Ohio Redistricting Commission approved statehouse maps with unanimous, bipartisan support. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 22 Mar. 2024 So the same debate that's happening at the federal level is playing out in statehouses across the United States. Diba Mohtasham, NPR, 8 Mar. 2024 After years of calling the Confederate flag a sensitive issue, Haley called for the flag to be removed from the statehouse grounds days after the killings. Cnn Com Wire Service, Orange County Register, 6 Mar. 2024 The bill has passed through both chambers of the statehouse and heads to Gov. Andy Beshear, who has 10 days to either sign or veto the legislation. Rachel Smith, The Courier-Journal, 1 Apr. 2024 Elections later that year changed that, with Youngkin winning and Republicans taking control of the House of Delegates for two years, though Democrats are now back in full control of the statehouse. Sarah Rankin, Fortune, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of statehouse was in 1778

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“Statehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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state·​house ˈstāt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce statehouse (audio)
: the building in which a state legislature meets
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