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Whitehall

PRONUNCIATION:
(HWYT-hawl)

MEANING:
noun: The British government or the British Civil Service.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Whitehall, a street in London, on which many government offices are located. The street gets its name from the Palace of Whitehall. Earliest documented use: 1827.

USAGE:
"Armed with these clues, Blitz called a Whitehall source, who said that the official was being paid by the Foreign Office."
John Cassidy; The David Kelly Affair; The New Yorker; Dec 8, 2003.

See more usage examples of whitehall in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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