Definition of syndicalism
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
Origin of syndicalism
French syndicalisme, from chambre syndicale trade union
First Known Use: 1907
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