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Definition of "mairie" [mairie]

  • In France, the public building which serves as the office, and usually as the residence, of the mayor of a town, or, in Paris, of one of the great divisions of a city. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "mairie" in a sentence
  • "The mairie was a mile and a half from the farm, and they went thither on foot, returning in the same way after the ceremony in the church."
  • "We entered through the mairie, which is at one side, into a small courtyard, where the school children were playing under the propped - up walls as gaily as if there had never been a bombardment."
  • "I have 15 minutes to photograph this town, minus Madame (privacy), while my husband and my children wait patiently for me back at la mairie."