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the chapter house of a cathedral.
a town council, especially in Latin America.
a town hall in colonial Spanish America.
Historical Examples

The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803 E.H. Blair
The Oriental Republic of Uruguay at the World’s Columbian Exhibition, Chicago, 1893 Carlos Maria de Pena
The Gold-Seekers Gustave Aimard
Ponce de Leon William Pilling
Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile Henry Stephens
Ponce de Leon William Pilling
Historic Shrines of America John T. (John Thomson) Faris
The Bee Hunters Gustave Aimard
The South American Republics Part I of II Thomas C. Dawson
The Adventurers Gustave Aimard


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