Chartism

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

Other Words from Chartism

Chartist \ ˈchär-​tist \ 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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