Definition of Government House in English:

Government House


  • The official residence of a governor, especially in a colony or Commonwealth state that regards the British monarch as head of state.

    • ‘The Governor and his Lady moved into Government House in 1805, with further work continuing on the house for years after.’
    • ‘The swearing in of the Ministry will take place on Monday afternoon, 26 November 2001, at Government House, Canberra.’
    • ‘Their Honours hosted afternoon tea at Government House, in celebration of the official 80th birthday of the Queen.’
    • ‘Tasmania's Government House is today regarded as one of the best Vice-Regal residences in the Commonwealth.’
    • ‘As home of the Governor, Government House plays an important role in the public life of Queensland.’