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Hustings in United Kingdom

Concept of Hustings

The following is an old definition of Hustings [1], a term which has several meanings:1. A temporary court held for the election of members of parliament; also a court held in London before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, with jurisdiction over actions for the recovery of land within the city, except by ejectment. ” Hustings (hustengum) is a court of common pleas held before the mayor and aldermen of London, and it is the highest court they have, for error or attaint lies there of a judgment or false verdict in the sheriff’s court. . . Other cities and towns have had a court of the same name.” 2. A local court in Virginia. The Hustings Court of the city of Richmond has exclusive original jurisdiction of all presentments, indictments and informations for offenses committed within the city (except prosecutions against convicts in the penitentiary), and concurrent jurisdiction of cases with n a space of one mile around the city on the north of James river. Also exclusive jurisdiction of all appeals allowed by any State law, or ordinance of the city, from the judgments of the police justices courts, and of all causes removable from them; of proceedings for the condemnation, for public use, of lands, and of motions to correct erroneous assessments on realty; also, concurrent jurisdiction of actions for unlawful or forcible entry or detainer.

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  1. Meaning of Hustings provided by the Anderson Dictionary of Law (1889) (Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims and an Exposition of the Principles of Law: Comprising a Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence; William C. Anderson; T. H. Flood and Company, Law Publishers, Chicago, United States)

English Law: Hustings in the Past

The name of a court held before the lord mayor and council members of London; it is the main and Supreme Court (see decisions, judges, etc) of the city., See 2 Inst. 327; St. Armand, Hist. Essay on the Legisl. Power of England (see more about this legal system) , 75. [1]

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  1. Partialy, this information about hustings is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including hustings.

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English Law: Hustings in the Past

The name of a court held before the lord mayor and council members of London; it is the main and Supreme Court (see decisions, judges, etc) of the city., See 2 Inst. 327; St. Armand, Hist. Essay on the Legisl. Power of England (see more about this legal system) , 75. [1]

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  1. Partialy, this information about hustings is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including hustings.

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Concept of Hustings

Traditional meaning of hustings [1] in the English common law history: The principal court of the city of London. The raised place from which candidates for Parliament address the electors; see the entry on types of courts, 58, 60; 3rd Book (“Of Private Wrongs”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 80.

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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Hustings”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Hustings.

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  • Article Name: Hustings
  • Author: Anthony Lincoln
  • Description: Concept of Hustings The following is an old definition of Hustings [1], a term which has several meanings:1. A temporary [...]

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