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Chartism

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɑːtɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of Chartism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A UK parliamentary reform movement of 1837–48, the principles of which were set out in a manifesto called The People’s Charter and called for universal suffrage for men, equal electoral districts, voting by secret ballot, abolition of property qualifications for MPs, and annual general elections.
Example sentences
  • Nineteenth-century popular movements for parliamentary reform such as Chartism turned to Magna Carta for support.
  • Paine's reputation began to revive in the next great revolutionary upsurge - at the time of the American Civil War - and he was one of the political mentors of Chartism.
  • Luddism, anti-corn law agitation, the anti-poor law movement, strikes and most of all Chartism demonstrated that Britain was not an island of social peace.
2 (chartism) The use of charts of financial data to predict future trends and to guide investment strategies.
Example sentences
  • In short, fundamental analysis tries to estimate what a stock should sell for, while technical analysis - chartism - tries to judge what other investors think it will sell for.

Derivatives

Chartist

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noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Unusually for a parliamentarian, his roots are sunk deep in the historical soil of extra-parliamentary rebellion, from the Chartists and the Tolpuddle Martyrs, to the Suffragettes and the anti-poll tax protesters.
  • The Chartists collected 250,000 signatures supporting their demands and, in 1839, presented a petition to the House of Commons which was rejected by 235 votes to 46.
  • The red flag fluttered over Sheffield town hall on May Day, a reminder of the city's radical past dating back to the Chartists.

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