- a movement for democratic social and political reform in England (1838-48)
- its principles set forth in the People's Charter (1838)
The principles and practices of a party of political reformers, chiefly workingmen, active in England from 1838 to 1848.
Origin of ChartismFrom Medieval Latin charta, charter (referring to the “People's Charter” of 1837), from Latin, paper, document; see card1.
- (finance) The practices and methodologies of chartists.
chart + -ism
Named after the People's Charter of 1838.