- a specialist in the stock market who studies and draws charts of trading actions.
- a cartographer.
Origin of chartist
- the principles or movement of a party of political reformers, chiefly workingmen, in England from 1838 to 1848: so called from the document (People's Charter or National Charter) that contained a statement of their principles and demands.
Origin of Chartism
Examples from the Web for chartists
If so, the Chartists have more of my sympathy than I was aware of.Davenport Dunn, Volume 1 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
The chartists' petition of that year had asked for universal suffrage.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)
The Chartists were tried for causing riots, and many were put in prison.Cheshire
Charles E. Kelsey
At that meeting of 10,000 working men the Chartists were driven off the ground.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 1 (of 2)
George Jacob Holyoake
Infidels, chartists, socialists, and blasphemers have their head-quarters there.Haunted London
- 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
- a stock market specialist who analyses and predicts market trends from graphs of recent price and volume movements of selected securities
Word Origin and History for chartists
1839 in English political history, in reference to the reform party active 1836-48, from "The People's Charter," which contained their principles. Related: Chartist (1838).