Hustings definition

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(chiefly british) A court formerly held in some English cities and still held infrequently in London.
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A place where political campaign speeches are made.

A candidate out on the hustings in the farm belt.

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The activities involved in political campaigning.

A veteran of the hustings.

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A platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood to address the electors.
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The proceedings of a parliamentary election.
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The proceedings at an election.
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Any place where political campaign speeches are made.
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The route followed by a campaigner for political office.
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A deliberative assembly.
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A court held in various English cities and still occasionally in London.
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The platform in London Guildhall where such a court was formerly held.
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The temporary platform where candidates for Parliament formerly stood for nomination and spoke.
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(by extension) An election campaign.

Washington is awfully deserted now that every congressman is out on the hustings.

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Plural form of husting (assembly).
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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