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hust·ings

 (hŭs′tĭngz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1.
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.]
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hustings

(ˈhʌstɪŋz)
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]
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hus•tings

(ˈhʌs tɪŋz)

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.
[before 1050; Middle English, Old English < Old Norse hūs-thing house meeting. See house, thing2]
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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.
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hustings

Political campaigning, or a place where political speeches are made during an election.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Translations

hustings

[ˈhʌstɪŋz] NPL (esp Brit) (Pol) → campaña fsing electoral
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hustings

[ˈhʌstɪŋz] npl (British)plate-forme f électorale
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hustings

pl (Brit) (= campaign)Wahlkampf m; (= meeting)Wahlveranstaltung f; on the hustingsim Wahlkampf; (= at election meeting)in or bei einer Wahlveranstaltung
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hustings

[ˈhʌstɪŋz] npl (Brit) (Pol) → campagna elettorale
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References in classic literature ?
This it is, that for ever keeps God's true princes of the Empire from the world's hustings; and leaves the highest honors that this air can give, to those men who become famous more through their infinite inferiority to the choice hidden handful of the Divine Inert, than through their undoubted superiority over the dead level of the mass.
Winkle had undertaken to escort that lady to a house-top, in the immediate vicinity of the hustings, Mr.
He then felt himself forced up some wooden steps by the persons from behind; and on removing his hat, found himself surrounded by his friends, in the very front of the left hand side of the hustings. The right was reserved for the Buff party, and the centre for the mayor and his officers; one of whom--the fat crier of Eatanswill--was ringing an enormous bell, by way of commanding silence, while Mr.
But after a very few sentences of figurative eloquence, the pink-faced gentleman got from denouncing those who interrupted him in the mob, to exchanging defiances with the gentlemen on the hustings; whereupon arose an uproar which reduced him to the necessity of expressing his feelings by serious pantomime, which he did, and then left the stage to his seconder, who delivered a written speech of half an hour's length, and wouldn't be stopped, because he had sent it all to the Eatanswill GAZETTE, and the Eatanswill GAZETTE had already printed it, every word.
Better got up gentlemen than the other cousins to ride over to polling-booths and hustings here and there, and show themselves on the side of England, it would be hard to find.
Daily the cousins trot through dust and canter over roadside turf, away to hustings and polling-booths (with leather gloves and hunting-whips for the counties and kid gloves and riding-canes for the boroughs), and daily bring back reports on which Sir Leicester holds forth after dinner.
That is a piece of clap-trap you have got ready for the hustings. Now, do not let them lure you to the hustings, my dear Mr.
'Whether, sir, you did not state upon the hustings, that it was your firm and determined intention to oppose everything proposed; to divide the house upon every question, to move for returns on every subject, to place a motion on the books every day, and, in short, in your own memorable words, to play the very devil with everything and everybody?' With this comprehensive inquiry, Mr Pugstyles folded up his list of questions, as did all his backers.
It is true that from the moment when a general election was over, every returned man who had been raving on hustings because it hadn't been done, and who had been asking the friends of the honourable gentleman in the opposite interest on pain of impeachment to tell him why it hadn't been done, and who had been asserting that it must be done, and who had been pledging himself that it should be done, began to devise, How it was not to be done.
Friday's Tory leadership hustings in Perth were interesting, but not particularly informative.
Conservative Party leadership candidates Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson appeared at a hustings event in front of Tory members at Darlington Hippodrome.
TORY HUSTINGS 2019 TWEET OF THE DAY The "fiscal firepower" we have built up in case of a No-Deal Brexit will only be available for extra spending if we leave with an orderly transition.