Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In France, the public building which serves as the office, and usually as the residence, of the mayor of a town, or, in Paris, of one of the great divisions of a city.

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Examples

  • The mairie was a mile and a half from the farm, and they went thither on foot, returning in the same way after the ceremony in the church.

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  • We entered through the mairie, which is at one side, into a small courtyard, where the school children were playing under the propped - up walls as gaily as if there had never been a bombardment.

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  • I have 15 minutes to photograph this town, minus Madame (privacy), while my husband and my children wait patiently for me back at la mairie.

    Alps

  • In some towns permission for renovation has to be granted through the local mairie, or town hall.

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  • People wanting to work for the government in any respect, central or at the local mairie, have never been allowed to wear a burqa.

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  • You can't even go to work in a village mairie wearing a hijab.

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  • I have a difficulty with French weddings at the mairie as they are a bit short and sharp “Article bla bla bla of the Code Civil says …” etc, fifteen minutes later and you are being ushered out to make way for the next couple, but if you are not religious, what other option is there?

    secret

  • I have 15 minutes to photograph this town, minus Madame privacy, while my husband and my children wait patiently for me back at la mairie.

    Alps

  • Ensemble Conventuel des Jacobins; Until April 20; 33-5-6122-2192 www. jacobins.mairie-toulouse.fr Turin ARCHAEOLOGY

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  • Faut-il aussi rappeler les sarcasmes entendus dans la bouche de nos diplomates toujours si arrogants lorsque ce petit industriel devenu plus grand a accédé à la mairie de Tananarive.

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