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state house

Translation of state house in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (in US) the state house[ el edificio de la legislatura estatal ]
    Example sentences
    • They fear a genuinely popular movement against the policies of the extreme right far more than a Republican takeover of the state house.
    • Not that mercy was a defining characteristic of Bush's six years in the Texas state house, when he put more prisoners to death than any other governor in modern US history.
    • Everyone going into a state house, he asserted, ‘should understand that it is not a lifetime entitlement.’

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