- a movement for democratic social and political reform in England (1838-48)
- its principles set forth in the People's Charter (1838)
Origin of ChartismFrom Medieval Latin charta charter (referring to the “People's Charter” of 1837) from Latin paper, document ; see card 1.
- (finance) The practices and methodologies of chartists.
chart + -ism
Named after the People's Charter of 1838.