House—things or city courts. London has still its court
of Hustings in Guildhall, in which are elected the lord mayor, the
aldermen, and city members. The hustings of elections are so called
because, like the court of Hustings, they are the places of elective
assemblies. (Anglo-Saxon, husting, a place of council.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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