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Hustings definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HUS'TINGS, n.
1. A court held in Guildhall, in London, before the lord mayor and aldermen of the city; the supreme court or council of the city. In this court are elected the aldermen and the four members of parliament.
2. The place where an election of a member of parliament is held.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)

Merriam Webster's

noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English, from Old English h?sting, from Old Norse h?sthing, from h?s house + thing assembly Date: before 12th century 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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 parliamentary election proceedings. 2 Brit. hist. a platform from which (before 1872) candidates for Parliament were nominated and addressed electors. Etymology: late OE husting f. ON hústhing house of assembly

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hustings 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

The political campaigns and speeches before an election are sometimes referred to as the hustings. (mainly BRIT) With only days to go before elections in Pakistan, candidates are battling it out at the hustings. N-PLURAL: usu the N




 


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