Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A court; a court held in London.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Council; court; tribunal. Apparently so called from being held within a building, at a time when other courts were held in the open a in. It was a local court The county court in the city of London bore this name. There were hustings at York, Winchester, Lincoin, and in other places similar to the London hustings. Also the raised place from winch candidates for scats in parliament address the constituency, on the occasion of their nomination. Wharton. In Virginia, some of the local courts are calied "hustings," as in the city of Richmond. Smith v. Com., 6 Grab (Vat) 696.