Definition of Hustings

1. Noun. The activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making).

Definition of Hustings

1. n. pl. 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.

Definition of Hustings

1. Noun. A platform where candidates in an election give speeches; a husting. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) An election campaign. ¹

3. Noun. (plural of husting) (qualifier assembly). ¹

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Definition of Hustings

1. a British court [n HUSTINGS]

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Literary usage of Hustings

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"The said Supreme Court of Appeals and the said hustings Court are both in session at this time. WM. L. ROYALL. ..."

2. Reports of State Trials: New Seriesby Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis by Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis (1888)
"You were within fifteen yards of the hustings P—Thereabouts ; I cannot exactly say. ... Not quite at the head ; the distance that reached to the hustings. ..."

3. Liber Albus: The White Book of the City of London by John Carpenter, Henry Thomas Riley (1861)
"183 A. Of Courts of hustings. • Be it made known, that all lands and tenements, rents and services, within the City of London and the suburbs thereof, ..."

4. Munimenta Gildhallæ Londoniensis: Liber albus, Liber custumarum, et Liber Horn by Henry Thomas Riley, John Carpenter, London Guildhall, Great Britain Public Record Office, British Library (1862)
"It should also be known, that the hustings of Pleas of Land must be held one week apart by itself, and that of Common Pleas the next •week apart by itself, ..."

5. The Annual Register (1823)
"I saw Mr. Hunt come to the hustings, but had previously observed a large posse of constables standing between the hustings and Mr. Buxton's house ; Hunt had ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1823)
"These bodies • conducted themselves quietly in advancing to the hustings. ... I got on the hustings with Mr. Hunt. The meeting was cheering Mr. Hunt, ..."

7. An Editor's Retrospect: Fifty Years of Newspaper Work by Charles Alfred Cooper (1896)
"The candidates presented themselves on hustings erected for the purpose. They were duly proposed and seconded by friends, ..."

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