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criminal syndicalism

noun, Law.
1.
the doctrine of recourse to acts of violence or terrorism, or the advocacy of such acts, as a means of effecting economic or political change: proscribed by statute in many U.S. states.
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  • Lassiter is now in jail in Chehalis charged with "criminal syndicalism."

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
  • So the notorious Washington "criminal syndicalism" law was devised.

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
  • Of all the "criminal syndicalism" statutes referred to in these pages that of South Dakota inflicts the heaviest penalties.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • An act defining the crime of criminal syndicalism and prescribing punishment therefor.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • The criminal syndicalism law registers the high water mark of reaction.

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
  • But before he could again resume his paper selling he was arrested on a charge of "criminal syndicalism."

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin

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