Definition of people's palace in US English:

people's palace


  • 1The chief government building, especially of a democratic country.

  • 2A centre equipped with a wide range of recreational and educational facilities; specifically a former institution comprising a library, theatre, educational classes, etc., which opened in the East End of London in 1887 (now part of Queen Mary College, University of London).


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Dana (1819–1897).