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hustings

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction hus·tings \ˈhəs-tiŋz\

Definition of hustings

  1. 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. 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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