guildhall

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guild·hall

 (gĭld′hôl′)
n.
1. The meeting hall of a guild.
2. A town hall.

guildhall

(ˈɡɪldˌhɔːl)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the hall of a guild or corporation
b. a town hall
2. (Historical Terms) Also: gildhall the meeting place of a medieval guild

guild•hall

or gild•hall

(ˈgɪldˌhɔl)

n. (in Britain)
1. a hall built or used by a guild or corporation for its assemblies.
2. the town hall.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guildhall - the hall of a guild or corporationguildhall - the hall of a guild or corporation  
gildhall - the meeting place of a medieval guild
hall - a large building for meetings or entertainment
Translations

guildhall

[ˈgɪldˌhɔːl] N (= town hall) → ayuntamiento m

guildhall

[ˈgɪldhɔːl] n (British)hôtel m de ville

guildhall

n
(Hist) → Zunfthaus nt
(Brit) → Rathaus nt; the Guildhall das Rathaus der City of London

guildhall

[ˈgɪldˌhɔːl] n (Brit) (town hall) → (palazzo del) municipio
References in classic literature ?
We therefore, who are the registers of that lottery, shall imitate those sagacious persons who deal in that which is drawn at Guildhall, and who never trouble the public with the many blanks they dispose of; but when a great prize happens to be drawn, the newspapers are presently filled with it, and the world is sure to be informed at whose office it was sold: indeed, commonly two or three different offices lay claim to the honour of having disposed of it; by which, I suppose, the adventurers are given to understand that certain brokers are in the secrets of Fortune, and indeed of her cabinet council.
At the Lord President's in Piccadilly, at Lambeth Palace, at the Lord Chancellor's in Great Ormond Street, in the Royal Exchange, the Bank, the Guildhall, the Inns of Court, the Courts of Law, and every chamber fronting the streets near Westminster Hall and the Houses of Parliament, parties of soldiers were posted before daylight.
One evening, three days before the Guildhall Banquet, he sent word that he wanted to see me for a moment.
Copperfield, will you go round to the Guildhall, and bring a couple of officers?
The building was built in the 1340s and is one of the finest medieval guildhalls in the country, playing a major role in British history for nearly 700 years.
The hall was built in the 1340s and is one of the finest medieval guildhalls in the country.
St Mary's Guildhall was built in the 1340s and is one of the finest medieval guildhalls in the country, having stood at the centre of Coventry for more than 650 years.