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Definition for national charter (2 of 2)
[ chahr-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈtʃɑr tɪz əm /
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM ChartismChart·ist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for national charter
/ (ˈtʃɑːˌtɪzəm) /
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 forms of ChartismChartist, noun, adjective
Word Origin for Chartism
named after the People's Charter, a document which stated their aims
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