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Meaning of HUSTINGS

Pronunciation:  'hustingz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
 

HUSTINGS is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hus"tings\, n. pl. [OE. husting an assembly, coucil,
AS. h?sting; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. h?s?ing; h?s home +
?ing thing, assembly, meeting; akin to Dan. & Sw. ting, E.
thing. See {House}, and {Thing}.]
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.
   --Mozley & W.

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. [Eng.]

         When the rotten hustings shake In another month to
         his brazen lies.                      --Tennyson.

 

 

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