Definition of Government House in English:

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Government House

Pronunciation: /ˈɡəvər(n)mənt/ Pronunciation: /ˈɡəvə(r)mənt hous/

noun

British
The official residence of a governor, especially in a colony or Commonwealth state that regards the British monarch as head of state.
Example sentences
  • The swearing in of the Ministry will take place on Monday afternoon, 26 November 2001, at Government House, Canberra.
  • As home of the Governor, Government House plays an important role in the public life of Queensland.
  • Tasmania's Government House is today regarded as one of the best Vice-Regal residences in the Commonwealth.

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Syllabification: Gov·ern·ment House

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