syndicalism
noun Etymology: French syndicalisme, from chambre syndicale trade union Date: 1907 1. a revolutionary doctrine by which workers seize control of the economy and the government by direct means (as a general strike) 2. a system of economic organization in which industries are owned and managed by the workers 3. a theory of government based on functional rather than territorial representation • syndicalist adjective or noun

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  • syndicalism — 1907, from Fr. syndicalisme movement to transfer ownership of means of production and distribution to industrial workers, from syndical of a labor union, from syndic chief representative (see SYNDIC (Cf. syndic)) …   Etymology dictionary

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