chartist

[chahr-tist]

Origin of chartist

First recorded in 1960–65; chart + -ist

Chartism

[chahr-tiz-uh m]
noun
  1. 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

1830–40; chart charter (now obsolete) + -ism; replacing Charterism; see charter
Related formsChart·ist, noun, adjective
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Chartism

noun
  1. 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
Derived FormsChartist, noun, adjective

Word Origin for Chartism

named after the People's Charter, a document which stated their aims

chartist

noun
  1. a stock market specialist who analyses and predicts market trends from graphs of recent price and volume movements of selected securities
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Word Origin and History for chartists

Chartism

n.

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).

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