Chartism
Chartism Chart"ism, n. [F. charte charter. Cf. {Charte}, {Chart}.] The principles of a political party in England (1838-48), which contended for universal suffrage, the vote by ballot, annual parliaments, equal electoral districts, and other radical reforms, as set forth in a document called the People's Charter. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chartism — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin charta charter, from Latin, document Date: 1839 the principles and practices of a body of 19th century English political reformers advocating better social and industrial conditions for the working classes •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Chartism — noun a UK parliamentary reform movement of 1837–48, the principles of which were set out in a manifesto called The People s Charter. Derivatives Chartist noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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