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
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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.
I know not how it was, but by the indefatigable application of my diligent governess I had no bill preferred against me the first sessions, I mean to the grand jury, at Guildhall; so I had another month or five weeks before me, and without doubt this ought to have been accepted by me, as so much time given me for reflection upon what was past, and preparation for what was to come; or, in a word, I ought to have esteemed it as a space given me for repentance, and have employed it as such, but it was not in me.
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.
Perker ensconced themselves therein, and drove to Guildhall; Sam Weller, Mr.
Copperfield, will you go round to the Guildhall, and bring a couple of officers?'
James Stevenson, 29, of Dyfatty, Swansea, remains on the run after escaping from the city's Guildhall building on Friday.
The Donegal TD wed long-term partner Siobhan O'Donnell, 42, in Derry's Guildhall surrounded by family and friends just four days after celebrating his 58th birthday.
The Assembly Room concerned sits on the first floor of Worcester Guildhall, the striking 18th-century building on the west side of High Street.
The Highlander is just across the road from Windsor's Guildhall, where the Royal wedding will take place on April 8.
THE Rev Ian Paisley arrived in Londonderry's Guildhall today to give evidence to the Bloody Sunday Tribunal, after being threatened with contempt proceedings if he failed to appear.
This special concert will take place at Derby's Guildhall Theatre on Wednesday, February 6.