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city hall

noun [C]  us   /ˈsɪt̬·i ˈhɔl/
a building that is used by the government of a city, and that usually contains the city offices: Protesters hurled eggs during a ceremony in front of city hall. City hall is also the government of a city: If city hall hadn't stopped him, he would have erected the statue in his front yard.
Translations of “city hall”
in Korean 시청사…
in Arabic مَبنى مَجلِس المَدينة…
in Portuguese prefeitura…
in Catalan ajuntament…
in Japanese 市役所…
in Italian municipio, comune…
in Chinese (Traditional) 市政廳, 市政府大樓…
in Chinese (Simplified) 市政厅, 市政府大楼…
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