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- n. a building that houses a branch of government
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It was in the first block of New Bern Avenue that now has a big government building there.
From the window, I could see the graffiti and prodemocracy slogans scrawled on liberty’s side of the wall and, across the wall, a government building in East Berlin where I was told there was long-distance monitoring apparatus that could eavesdrop on our conversations.