Chartism

noun
Char·​tism | \ ˈchär-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Chartism (audio) \

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

Other Words from Chartism

Chartist \ ˈchär-​tist How to pronounce Chartist (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of Chartism

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chartism

Medieval Latin charta charter, from Latin, document

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“Chartism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chartism. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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