Char·​tism ˈchär-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Chartism (audio)
: the principles and practices of a body of 19th century English political reformers advocating better social and industrial conditions for the working classes
Chartist noun or adjective

Word History


Medieval Latin charta charter, from Latin, document

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chartism was in 1839

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“Chartism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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