Statehouse (noun)

A building that serves as the seat of government for a U.S. state or a state-level jurisdiction.

Origin:

From the combination of state + house, reflecting the building's role as a house for the government of a state.

Examples:

  1. The statehouse in Austin, Texas is the largest capitol building in the United States.
  2. The governor held a press conference in the statehouse to announce her new initiative.
  3. The statehouse in Boston, Massachusetts was built in the late 1700s and is a historical landmark.
  4. Many states have recently modernized their statehouses to better serve the needs of the people.
  5. The statehouse in Carson City, Nevada is known for its grand architecture and stunning gardens.
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