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Meaning of city hall

cit'y hall'

Pronunciation: [key]
— (often caps.)
  1. the administration building of a city government.
  2. a city administration or government.
  3. a bureaucracy or bureaucratic rules and regulations, esp. that of a city government: You can't fight city hall.
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