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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.
The heat of the conflict lasted about quarter of an hour when the defeated Chartists took to their heels in all directions - throwing away their arms and abandoning their dead and dying," the Merlin said.
People such as the Chartists and Suffragettes were jailed and died in Britain to win the vote for us all.
of a summer of European revolution and alongside many other Chartists,
Lacking the franchise, Chartists pursued other kinds of agency: moral and physical force, land ownership, and cooperative associations.
THE Chartists who ran through gunfire to drag wounded friends to safety during the 1839 Newport Rising would not have imagined that an exhibition celebrating their push for true parliamentary democracy would one day be on display immediately in a voting lobby of the House of Commons.
Clearly, Chartists were influenced by events in the empire, Europe, and the United States.
A third approach--neither centering entirely on "major figures" nor on a vast corpus of working-class writings as a whole--might be found in Gustav Klaus's essay in this special issue, "Moral Force and Physical Force in the Poetry of Chartism: John Mitchell and David Wright of Aberdeen," which closely examines the work of two lesser-known individual Chartists as they responded in contrasting ways to Chartist dilemmas.
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.