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Chart•ism



Pronunciation: (chär'tiz-um), [key]
n.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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