from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government.
  • noun The municipal government, especially its officials considered as a group.
  • noun Slang An entrenched and insensitive bureaucracy, especially of a city.

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  • noun The building that houses a city's government.
  • noun figuratively The city government; government in general.

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  • noun a building that houses administrative offices of a municipal government


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