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syndicalism

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noun syn·di·cal·ism \ˈsin-di-kə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of syndicalism

  1. 1 :  a revolutionary doctrine by which workers seize control of the economy and the government by direct means (as a general strike)

  2. 2 :  a system of economic organization in which industries are owned and managed by the workers

  3. 3 :  a theory of government based on functional rather than territorial representation

syn·di·cal·ist play \-list\ adjective or noun


Origin of syndicalism

French syndicalisme, from chambre syndicale trade union


First Known Use: 1907


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