Government House or government house EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun the official residence of a colonial governor, as in a British Commonwealth country.
Origin of Government House First recorded in 1795–1805 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for government house Historical Examples of government house
The abbess will have the gate open to the Government-house alley.
They were conducted to the government-house, where they dismounted.
All levees and public dinners at Government-House were suspended.
Sir John William Kaye
They might smoke as good as that at the government-house, but he rather doubted it.
We have now a handsome Government-house, where ladies who attend drawing-rooms incur no danger of any kind.
Edward Wilson Landor
British Dictionary definitions for government house Government House noun the official residence of a representative of the British Crown (such as a Canadian Lieutenant-Governor or an Australian Governor General) in a state or province that recognizes the British sovereign as Head of the Commonwealth Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012