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HALL. A public building used either for the meetings of corporations, courts, or employed to some public uses; as the city hall, the town hall. Formerly this word denoted the chief mansion or habitation.

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She shared a flat with four others in Nunnery Court hall of residence.
Garrochy House is just yards away from Prince William's flat in St Salvator's hall of residence.
SITE BRIEFINGAttendance CompulsoryYesBriefing Date07 Jul 2016Briefing Time10:00AMVenueNTU, 26 NANYANG AVE, S639812, HALL OF RESIDENCE 8, ADMIN OFFICE (HALL 8 & 9)CONTACT PERSON~S DETAILSDANIEL LEONG WENG KEANwkleong@ntu.
Although the judge said he could not be sure what Hanks' intention had been when he first went into the hall of residence, once he had entered the bedroom the only thing on his mind was to commit the rape offence.
A STUDENT has died from suspected meningitis in a university hall of residence.
First year student Matilda Clare Cooper, 19, who was studying in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, was found dead in her room in House Four in the Talybont South hall of residence off North Road, Cardiff.
A TEENAGE student was still fighting for his life last night after being crushed by a lift at his hall of residence.
A Birmingham university student was seriously injured after apparently falling from the window of a hall of residence.
A university hall of residence in which inner life is made clear by the movement of the elevations.
Firstly, Seddon will build new student accommodation on campus; then it will take over an old hall of residence off campus and redevelop it for private housing.
A REPORT into the future of Neuadd Pantycelyn hall of residence at Aberystwyth University has recommended it should be reopened as soon as possible.
STUDENTS in West Wales have hit out at a decision to fit a university hall of residence with electronic locks.