town hall

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The town hall of Trieste, Italy, with the town square in the foreground


town hall (plural town halls)

  1. A building that houses the local government offices of a town.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 4, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Then he commenced to talk, really talk. and inside of two flaps of a herring's fin he had me mesmerized, like Eben Holt's boy at the town hall show. He talked about the ills of humanity, and the glories of health and Nature and service and land knows what all.
  2. (by extension) The town council
  3. A meeting which employees in general are allowed to attend.
    The President plans to speak to a town hall of employees at the Department's headquarters on Monday.