Hustings Definition

A deliberative assembly.
Webster's New World
A court held in various English cities and still occasionally in London.
Webster's New World
The platform in London Guildhall where such a court was formerly held.
Webster's New World
Any place where political campaign speeches are made.
Webster's New World
The temporary platform where candidates for Parliament formerly stood for nomination and spoke.
Webster's New World

Origin of Hustings

  • From Middle English husting court of common pleas from Old English hūsting court from Old Norse hūsthing hūs house thing assembly

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • husting + -s; for more information, see husting

    From Wiktionary

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