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Language: Old English
Origin: husting 'council meeting', from Old Norse, from hus 'house' + thing 'council, assembly'

hustings

noun
     
hus‧tings

the hustings

PPV the process of trying to persuade people to vote for you by making speeches etc
at/on the hustings
The senator is usually at his best on the hustings.

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