- Brit (before 1872) the platform on which candidates were nominated for Parliament and from which they addressed the electors
- the proceedings at a parliamentary election
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hus•tings /ˈhʌstɪŋz/USA pronunciation n.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Government any place from which political campaign speeches are made:[uncountable]out on the hustings.
- Government[plural] the speeches and political activities given or done during a campaign.
hus•tings (hus′tingz),USA pronunciation n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
- Government(before 1872) the temporary platform on which candidates for the British Parliament stood when nominated and from which they addressed the electors.
- Governmentany place from which political campaign speeches are made.
- Governmentthe political campaign trail.
- GovernmentAlso called hus′tings court′. a local court in certain parts of Virginia.
- Old Danish hūs-thing house meeting. See house, thing2
- Middle English, Old English bef. 1050
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hustings /ˈhʌstɪŋz/ n (functioning as plural or singular)