- a movement for democratic social and political reform in England (1838-48)
- its principles set forth in the People's Charter (1838)
See Chartism in American Heritage Dictionary 4
The principles and practices of a party of political reformers, chiefly workingmen, active in England from 1838 to 1848.
Origin: From Medieval Latin charta, charter (referring to the “People's Charter” of 1837)
Origin: , from Latin, paper, document; see card1