City hall in Kingston, Ontario.
city hall definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a building which houses the offices of a municipal government
- a municipal government
city hall definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The building housing the administrative offices of a municipal government.
- The municipal government, especially its officials considered as a group.
- Slang An entrenched and insensitive bureaucracy, especially of a city: still trying to fight city hall.
city hall - Phrases/Idioms
fight city hall
Informal to take up the apparently futile fight against petty or impersonal bureaucratic authority