What is HUSTINGS?

Council; court; tribunal. Apparently so called from being held within abuilding, at a time when other courts were held iu the opeu air. It was a local court.The county court iu the city of London bore this name. There were hustings at York,Winchester, Lincoln, aud iu other places similar to the London hustings. Also the raisedplace from which candidates for seats in parliament address the constitueucy, on theoccasion of their nomination. Wharton.In Virginia, some of the local courts are called “hustings,” as in the city of Richmond.Smith v. Com., 0 Grat (Va.)

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