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pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. A place where political campaign speeches are made: a candidate out on the hustings in the farm belt.
b. The activities involved in political campaigning: a veteran of the hustings.
2. Chiefly British A court formerly held in some English cities and still held infrequently in London.
3. Chiefly British
a. A platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood to address the electors.
b. The proceedings of a parliamentary election.
[From Middle English husting, court of common pleas, from Old English hūsting, court, from Old Norse hūsthing : hūs, house + thing, assembly.]
n (functioning as plural or singular)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit (before 1872) the platform on which candidates were nominated for Parliament and from which they addressed the electors
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the proceedings at a parliamentary election
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) political campaigning
[C11: from Old Norse hūsthing, from hūs house + thing assembly]
n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. any place from which political campaign speeches are made.
2. (before 1872) the temporary platform on which candidates for the British Parliament stood when nominated and from which they addressed the electors.
3. the political campaign trail.
4. Also called hus′tings court`. a local court in certain parts of Virginia.
hustings- Its early meaning of "platform" led to its sense of "any place from which campaign speeches are made" and "political campaigning."
See also related terms for platform.
Political campaigning, or a place where political speeches are made during an election.
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|Noun||1.||hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)|
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected