Pronunciation: (hus'tingz), [key]
—n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
1. (before 1872) the temporary platform on which candidates for the British Parliament stood when nominated and from which they addressed the electors.
2. any place from which political campaign speeches are made.
3. the political campaign trail.
4. Also called hus'tings court". a local court in certain parts of Virginia.
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