Chartism

Chartism

[chahr-tiz-uhm]
noun
the principles or movement of a party of political reformers, chiefly workingmen, in England from 1838 to 1848: so called from the document (People's Charter or National Charter) that contained a statement of their principles and demands.

Origin:
1830–40; chart charter (now obsolete) + -ism; replacing Charterism; see charter

Chartist, noun, adjective
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Chartism (ˈtʃɑːˌtɪzəm)
 
n
British history the principles of the reform movement in Britain from 1838 to 1848, which included manhood suffrage, payment of Members of Parliament, equal electoral districts, annual parliaments, voting by ballot, and the abolition of property qualifications for MPs
 
[named after the People's Charter, a document which stated their aims]
 
'Chartist
 
n, —adj

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