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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chartism  \Chart"ism\,  n.  [F.  charte  charter.  Cf  {Charte}, 
  {Chart}.] 
  The  principles  of  a  political  party  in  England  (1838-48), 
  which  contended  for  universal  suffrage,  the  vote  by  ballot, 
  annual  parliaments,  equal  electoral  districts,  and  other 
  radical  reforms,  as  set  forth  in  a  document  called  the 
  People's  Charter. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Chartism 
  n  :  the  principles  of  a  body  of  19th  century  English  reformers 
  who  advocated  better  social  and  economic  conditions  for 
  working  people  [syn:  {Chartism}] 




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