- hustings (n.)
- Old English husting "meeting, court, tribunal," from Old Norse husðing "council," from hus "house" (see house (n.)) + ðing "assembly" (see thing); so called because it was a meeting of the men who formed the "household" of a nobleman or king. The native Anglo-Saxon word for this was folc-gemot. The plural became the usual form c. 1500; sense of "temporary platform for political speeches" developed by 1719, apparently from London's Court of Hustings, presided over by the Lord Mayor, which was held on a platform in the Guildhall. This sense broadened to encompass the whole election process.
- 1. Most candidates will be out on the hustings this week.
- 2. With only days to go before elections in Pakistan, candidates are battling it out at the hustings.
- 3. And I was among a great chorus out on the hustings speaking out against this consistent and constant deficIt'spending.
- 4. And I was among a great chorus out on the hustings speaking out against this consistent and constant deficit spending.
- 5. Most politicians will be at / on the hustings in the coming week.
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