from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building that contains the offices of the public officials of a town and that houses the town council and courts.

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  • n. A building that houses the local government offices of a town.


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  • The teen looked normalā€”not at all like she was described to me at the YAAT town hall meeting.

    Street Judge

  • Republic, has turned 107 Saturday and attended a magnificent birthday celebration the town hall of her home village Prusanky hosted for her.

    Prague Monitor

  • They had only to wait until the end of the period of mourning to go through the marriage ceremony at town hall and church, and after that they would be able to live together in the Rue Saint-Dominique or the Rue de Varenne.

    Maigret in Society

  • Marriage was easy then, a fat purple stamp from the town hall on the third page of their internal passports and a name change for my mother from Kuzminova to Gladky.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • What would happen, for example, if he were to go into the whitewashed lobby of the town hall and knock at the gray door with SECRETARY'S OFFICE displayed in black letters?

    Maigret's Rival

  • My staff had worked with teachers there to organize a youth town hall meeting-representatives of each class spent weeks conducting surveys to find out what issues their fellow students were concerned about and then presented the results in a series of questions to me.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Justin Cavre had gone into the town hall to talk to the local authorities while he, Maigret, had stood awkwardly outside in the street.

    Maigret's Rival

  • When I entered the town hall of Coatesville I found it filled with women.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • The place they stopped for lunch was a decent-size town, which held several larger buildings, including both a town hall and an inn.

    Crown of Earth

  • The place had a Wild West feel: a classical town hall complete with Doric columns presided over a wide main street, entirely deserted in the afternoon heat, a single pub with balconied rooms above, filling station, caf, barbershop, agricultural stores and a cluster of utes parked end-on.



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