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The principles and practices of a party of political reformers, chiefly workingmen, active in England from 1838 to 1848.
[From Medieval Latin charta, charter (referring to the "People's Charter" of 1837), from Latin, paper, document; see card1.]
Chart′ist adj. & n.
(Historical Terms) British history the principles of the reform movement in Britain from 1838 to 1848, which included manhood suffrage, payment of Members of Parliament, equal electoral districts, annual parliaments, voting by ballot, and the abolition of property qualifications for MPs
[named after the People's Charter, a document which stated their aims]
ˈChartist n, adj
Chart•ism(ˈtʃɑr tɪz əm)
the principles or movement of a group of political and social reformers in England 1838–1848.
[1839; after the People's Charter, embodying the movement's goals]
Chart′ist, n., adj.
the principles of a movement or party of English political reformers, chiefly workingmen, from 1838 to 1848, advocating better working and social conditions for laborers in its People’s Charter (1838). — Chartist, n.See also: Politics
1838–48 An English popular movement demanding male suffrage, annual Parliaments, reform of electoral boundaries, and voting by secret ballot.
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