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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up hustings? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).