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 Proposals to change the flag have repeatedly come up in the statehouse, but have always died. NBC News, "Mississippi governor says he will sign bill, if it passes, to change 'divisive' state flag," 27 June 2020 His statue in front of the statehouse was torn down and thrown into Madison's Lake Monona late Tuesday along with the Forward statue. Lawrence Andrea, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Congressman introduces bill to name Wisconsin post office after abolitionist Hans Christian Heg," 25 June 2020 About two hundred miles southwest, demonstrations raged into the night Tuesday outside Madison's state capitol as protesters smashed in statehouse windows, attacked a state senator and tore down two long-standing statues. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Candidates for prosecutor explore "defund the police"," 25 June 2020 Protests deteriorated into riots in Madison, Wisconsin, on Tuesday night as a mob of protesters began smashing the windows of the Wisconsin statehouse and attacked a state senator. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "Black Lives Matter protesters behead statue of anti-slavery activist who died fighting for Union in Civil War," 24 June 2020 My only goal is to help secure a Democratic majority in the statehouse. Dallas News, "Beto O’Rourke’s PAC shifts to next phase to help Democrats flip Texas House," 22 June 2020 Charleston indeed took swift and historic action just weeks after the shooting at Mother Emanuel, as lawmakers voted to remove the Confederate flag from the statehouse in Columbia. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Charleston was rocked 5 years ago by the Mother Emanuel church shooting. The pain lingers. The fight for change continues.," 17 June 2020 In Montpelier, Vermont's capital city, dozens of volunteers painted a Black Lives Matter mural in front of the statehouse. Joe Sutton, CNN, "A charred Wendy's, an officer fired and a police chief steps down in the aftermath of Rayshard Brooks' death," 14 June 2020 Rutherford has previously sought to remove a statue of Tillman from statehouse grounds and to add context to other statues there. Michelle Liu, Houston Chronicle, "Clemson drops pro-slavery Calhoun's name from honors program," 12 June 2020

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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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30 Jun 2020

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“Statehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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