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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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He said the archive held interesting maps of Newport in 1839, when around 5,000 workers marched from a wide area of the Gwent Valleys to Newport as part of the Chartist movement for democratic rights.
A self-proclaimed archdruid, Dr Price was known for using herbal remedies and was also a passionate supporter of the Chartist Movement. After the group's failed 1839 uprising, he fled to France where he became convinced ancient prophecy showed he would liberate Wales.
This flag - which was kept buried when not in use - was later taken to many rallies and demonstrations in Huddersfield and further afield and proclaimed that 'Skelmanthorp will not rest Satisfied with the Suffrage being anything but Universal' - something which was later taken up by the Chartist movement.
Linda Smith, who works at Cadbury Trebor Bassett in Bournville, and nine colleagues undertook a day of horticultural tasks at Rosedene in Dodbury, a cottage built as part of the Chartist movement, which campaigned for social and economic reform in the 19th century.
While subsequent Chartist historiography has offered a more nuanced account of the range of opinion within Chartism, it has also confirmed Gammage's assessment that the related questions of strategy and agency bedevilled the Chartist movement throughout its existence.
SCHOOL children will take part in a special event to mark the Caerphilly area's links to the Chartist movement.
Birmingham was one of the homes of the Chartist movement, which in the nineteenth century campaigned for the extension of the franchise and helped turn Britain into a 'one man one vote' democracy - although women were still to be excluded for a while longer.
Such poems figure the "many slaves" both as the agents of the Chartist movement and as the community whose interests that movement champions.
A SCULPTURE marking Caerphilly county borough's links with the Chartist Movement will be officially unveiled on November 6.
He was also involved in the Chartist movement, a group of people who were demanding universal suffrage, among other things.
Many major political rallies were held in the 1820s on Newhall Hill leading to the growth of the Chartist movement and to Thomas Attwood becoming Birmingham's first memberof parliament.