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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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chartism - the principles of a body of 19th century English reformers who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
ethic, moral principle, value orientation, value-system - the principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group; "the Puritan ethic"; "a person with old-fashioned values"


[ˈtʃɑːtɪzəm] N (Hist) → cartismo m
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The Owenites in England, and the Fourierists in France, respectively, oppose the Chartists and the Reformistes.
Well, sir, this was my argument: At the time of the Chartist trouble, an idea spread amongst financial circles that an attack was going to be made on the Bank of England.
She said: "It tells the story of the march of the Chartists from the Gwent Valleys to Newport in 1839, with all details checked from original sources.
of a summer of European revolution and alongside many other Chartists,
Back in July 2012, a group of 12 met in Harrogate for a weekend conference, the purpose of which was to frame six demands in the manner of "The People's Charter" produced by the Chartists in 1836.
But although the actions of the Chartists who marched on the Westgate Hotel to demand parliamentary and social change may seem a world away, he insists that what they fought for - and 22 of them died for - is not unrelated to our own drive for a democracy that engages with its people.
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The Chartists had a six-point charter, one of which was the call for annual parliaments, so that the people's mandate should be regularly and frequently renewed.
Normally, negotiators are classified in two categories: Fundamentalists, who trade on the basis value and chartists, who trade on historical prices or exogenous chocks.
The Chartists didn't just bemoan the wretched conditions of the working class under the existing social and political structures of the 19th century.
Universal suffrage for men (the Chartists thought they were more likely to win this, than they were obtaining suffrage for men and women) arrived in 1918, and for women in 1928.
TECHNICALS Chartists said the Euro STOXX 50, the euro zone's blue-chip index, was approaching "oversold territory", with the Relative Strength Index at 35.