" Rusting," or more usually in the plural "hustings," was the name of a court of the city of London.
The charter of Canute (1032) contains a reference to "hustings" weights, which points to the early establishment of the court.
In that year he became attorney-general and was returned by Edinburgh, for which he sat till 1841.2 His political creed declared upon the hustings there was that of a moderate Whig.
The ordinary use of "hustings" at the present day for the platform from which a candidate speaks at a parliamentary or other election, or more widely for a political candidate's election campaign, is derived from the application of the word, first to the platform in the Guildhall on which the London court was held, and next to that from which the public nomination of candidates for a parliamentary election was formerly made, and from which the candidate addressed the electors.
The municipal records of London, its hustings court and city companies, are too multifarious to describe; someclasses of these documents have been exemplified in the worksof Dr R.
apologydates unable to attend hustings should submit a letter giving apologies for non-attendance to the GSA Chair before the start of hustings.
I discovered in a moment why the orator of the hustings is so deferential to the mob.
hecklefashioned hustings meetings with the extra edge that comes from heckling opponents in the crowd.
Charles Dickens writer 1835 Charles Dickens visited Exeter several times, the first to attend the hustings for the Exeter City Council elections.
In some areas union branches are organizing hustings... Postal workers POSTAL WORKERS in Watford have rejected a deal to end their strike.
The parties then held hustings which aimed to gain votes from their peers in a following election.
Transport 2000 has hosted a transport hustings for four of the Mayoral candidates.
Mr. Hunt ascended the hustings about half-past one o'clock and proceeded to address the immense multitude.
The people in the crowd were so compact and stood to firm that they could not reach the hustings without halting.
There is one further hustings for Weavers Ward candidates this Thursday 27th at 6.30pm at the Sundial Center on Shipton Street.
At London Chinatown's first elections hustings on 22 May 2001, Chinese voters from Westminster put the parties on the spot.
The presidential hustings at Portland Place on May 27 gave a good feel for the choice of candidate being offered.
So, tonight was the final hustings of the campaign, at St Aldate's Church in Oxford.
The public hustings will take place at the Wesley Memorial Church hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford.
Churches have also been advised that in hosting pre-election hustings they should invite all political parties to participate.
hustings meeting, in a mock ballot, just over 80 percent of the audience backed him.
hustings event in Plymouth.
election UPDATE SPECIAL FIVE politicians were put on the spot on Monday night at an election hustings hosted by the Dunoon Observer.
There will be a leadership hustings hosted by Ashfield Liberal Democrats in North Notts on 29th January.
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hustings of the campaign, at St Aldate's Church in Oxford.
hustings for the elections will be held on Wednesday 25th October.
It was Labor hopeful Nathan Oley who was thoroughly lacerated at the Columbia Road Tenants & Residents Association's hustings last night.
It is doubtful whether courts of this name were held in other towns, but John Cowell (1554-1611) in his Interpreter (r601) s.v., "Hustings," says that according to Fleta there were such courts at Winchester, York, Lincoln, Sheppey and elsewhere, but the passage from Fleta, as the New English Dictionary points out, does not necessarily imply this (11.
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