noun Char·tism \ˈchär-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of CHARTISM

:  the principles and practices of a body of 19th century English political reformers advocating better social and industrial conditions for the working classes
Char·tist \ˈchär-tist\ noun or adjective

Origin of CHARTISM

Medieval Latin charta charter, from Latin, document
First Known Use: 1839


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