Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

    Madame Bovary

  • 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.

    Madame Bovary

  • 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.

    On the Edge of the War Zone From the Battle of the Marne to the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes

  • 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.

    Madame Bovary

  • 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.

    A Buyer's Guide to France

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

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

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

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • 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

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

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

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