syndicalism

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

Definition of syndicalism

1 : a revolutionary doctrine by which workers seize control of the economy and the government by direct means (such 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

syndicalist

play \-list\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of syndicalism

French syndicalisme, from chambre syndicale trade union


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syndicalism

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

legal Definition of syndicalism

: a doctrine or practice promoting the revolutionary seizure of government and industry — see also criminal syndicalism

Origin and Etymology of syndicalism

French syndicalisme, from (chambre) syndicale trade union, from chambre chamber + syndicale, feminine of syndical of or relating to a syndic or to a committee that assumes the powers of a syndic, from syndic government office


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