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Hustings

Hus´tings
n. pl.1.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.Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament.
3.The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors.
Noun1.hustings - the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)

HUSTINGS, Engl. law. The name of a court held before the lord mayor and aldermen of London; it is the principal and supreme court of the city., See 2 Inst. 327; St. Armand, Hist. Essay on the Legisl. Power of England, 75.

campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign
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