[ huhs-tingz ]
/ ˈhʌs tɪŋz /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
(before 1872) the temporary platform on which candidates for the British Parliament stood when nominated and from which they addressed the electors.
any place from which political campaign speeches are made.
the political campaign trail.
Also called hustings court . a local court in certain parts of Virginia.
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Origin of hustings

before 1050; Middle English, Old English <Old Danish hūs-thing house meeting. See house, thing2
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British Dictionary definitions for hustings

/ (ˈhʌstɪŋz) /

noun (functioning as plural or singular)
British (before 1872) the platform on which candidates were nominated for Parliament and from which they addressed the electors
the proceedings at a parliamentary election
political campaigning

Word Origin for hustings

C11: from Old Norse hūsthing, from hūs house + thing assembly
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