hustings

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

hus·tings

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈhəs-tiŋz\

Definition of HUSTINGS

1
a :  a local court formerly held in various English municipalities and still held infrequently in London
b :  a local court in some cities in Virginia
2
a :  a raised platform used until 1872 for the nomination of candidates for the British Parliament and for election speeches
b :  an election platform :  stump
c :  the proceedings or locale of an election campaign

Origin of HUSTINGS

Middle English, from Old English hūsting, from Old Norse hūsthing, from hūs house + thing assembly
First Known Use: before 12th century

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