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ˈhʌs tɪŋzhus·tings

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hustings(noun)

    the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)


  1. hustings(Noun)

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

    I now mounted the hustings, and, without any regard to decency or modesty, made as emphatical a speech in favour of the king as before I had done against him.

  2. hustings(Noun)

    An election campaign.

    Washington is awfully deserted now that every congressman is out on the hustings.

  3. Origin: Originally the plural of English husting, later construed as a singular.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hustings

    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

  2. Hustings

    any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament

  3. Hustings

    the platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors

  4. Origin: [OE. husting an assembly, coucil, AS. hsting; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. hsing; hs home + ing thing, assembly, meeting; akin to Dan. & Sw. ting, E. thing. See House, and Thing.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hustings

    hus′tingz, n.sing. the principal court of the city of London: formerly the booths where the votes were taken at an election of an M.P., or the platform from which the candidates gave their addresses. [A.S. hústing, a council, but a Scand. word, and used in speaking of the Danes—Ice. hústhinghús, a house, thing, an assembly.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Hustings

    The ancient name for the Court of Aldermen in the city of London. In modern days it came to imply the platform from which candidates for election delivered their addresses to the populace. The word Husting expressed the Anglo-Saxon for a council-house: from the Scandinavian hus, house, and thing, an assembly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hustings in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hustings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hustings in a Sentence

  1. Tim Farron:

    She has come a long way since we were on the hustings together in north west Durham.

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