Definitions for: Hustings

[n] the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)

Webster (1913) Definition: Hus"tings, n. pl. [OE. husting an assembly, coucil,
AS. h?sting; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. h?s?ing; h?s home +
?ing thing, assembly, meeting; akin to Dan. & Sw. ting, E.
thing. See House, and Thing.]
1. A court formerly held in several cities of England;
specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor,
recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of
suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In the
progress of law reform this court has become unimportant.
--Mozley & W.

2. Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of
members of the British Parliament.

3. The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly
stood in addressing the electors. [Eng.]

When the rotten hustings shake In another month to
his brazen lies. --Tennyson.

See Also: campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign

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