Meaning of “Whitehall” in the English Dictionary

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"Whitehall" in British English

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Whitehallnoun [ U ]

us uk /ˈwaɪt.hɔːl/

the British civil service (= officials employed to perform the work of the British government)

(Definition of “Whitehall” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Whitehall" in Business English

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Whitehallnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈwaɪthɔːl/ us GOVERNMENT

the group of employees and departments of the British government that are not part of its military and whose main offices are in London:

Whitehall admits that it was slow to recognise the speed with which the crisis would escalate.
The cost of running Whitehall will set taxpayers back £700m more than expected this year.

(Definition of “Whitehall” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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