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- 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.
- city hall (larger or specially-incorporated towns); common hall, common house (obsolete); burgh chambers (term used in Scotland)
a building that houses the local government offices of a town