c. the platform in London Guildhall where such a court was formerly held
2. the proceedings at an election
3. any place where political campaign speeches are made
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Word origin of 'hustings'
< OE < ON hūsthing
, lit., house council < hūs
, a house + thing
, assembly (see thing1
): orig., a lord's household assembly as distinct from a general assembly