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Government and office buildings

centre

noun

a building or group of buildings where people go for advice, help, or information: used with many nouns and adjectives

chancellery

noun

a building where a chancellor has his or her office

city hall

noun

the building where the council members and officials who manage a city work

civic centre

noun

the building in a town or city where its government is based

consulate

noun

the government building in which a consul works

courthouse

noun

a building that has one or more courts in it for legal trials

embassy

noun

the building where such officials work

guildhall

noun

in the past, a building used by members of a guild to discuss business. Guildhalls are now sometimes used as places of entertainment.

mission

noun

the building used by people who do the work of a mission

office

noun

a room or building where the people in an organization or department work

office block

noun

a large building that contains many offices

office building

noun

an office block

statehouse

noun

in the US, a building in the capital of a state where the politicians of the state work and make laws

station

noun

a building or place where a particular service or activity is based

town hall

noun

a building that has all the offices of a town’s local government

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

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