hustings definition

  • noun-plural:
    • somewhere where political campaign speeches are formulated: a candidate out on the hustings in the farm buckle.
    • those activities involved with governmental campaigning: a veteran associated with the hustings.
    • Chiefly British A court formerly held in certain English towns and cities but still held infrequently in London.
    • Chiefly British A platform upon which candidates for Parliament previously endured to handle the electors.
    • Chiefly British The proceedings of a parliamentary election.
    • A court formerly held in a number of urban centers of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, to find out specific classes of suits for the recovery of lands in the town. When you look at the progress of law reform this court is now unimportant.
    • anyone of temporary process of law presented for the election of people in the British Parliament.
    • the working platform upon which prospects for Parliament previously endured in handling the electors.
  • noun:
    • A platform where prospects in an election give speeches; a husting.
    • An election promotion.
    • Plural kind of husting (system).
    • the activities involved with political campaigning (especially speech making)

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