Definition of Chartism in English:



mass noun
  • 1A UK parliamentary reform movement of 1837–48, the principles of which were set out in a manifesto called The People's Charter and called for universal suffrage for men, equal electoral districts, voting by secret ballot, abolition of property qualifications for MPs, and annual general elections.

    • ‘Not only is he identified as a nurturing caretaker, but he literally refocuses our attention away from the politics of Chartism toward the concerns of domesticity.’
    • ‘Working class liberalism was a result of the defeat of Chartism, which led to the politics of accommodation, compromise and so on.’
    • ‘Since the emergence of Chartism in the 1830s, it was the fight to secure the social and political rights of working people against the propertied classes that primarily motivated the struggle for the extension of the franchise.’
    • ‘The leader of late Chartism after 1848, Ernest Jones, faced with the increasing influence of anti-drink activists in the movement, complained that the Charter would not be found at the bottom of a glass of water.’
    • ‘The alarms of Chartism died out, and the blessings of a liberal economy were celebrated for the next half century.’
    • ‘There was accordingly a barrier between the liberals and radicals influenced by the ideas of Chartism and other more egalitarian doctrines, which was sometimes bridged in common campaigns against conservatives but never disappeared.’
    • ‘By the time the Abolition of Slavery Act was passed in 1833 in Britain, many women abolitionists and pacifists had already made the natural progression to Chartism and the anti-Corn Laws campaign.’
    • ‘And revolutionary Jacobinism inundated English Chartism - an English working class movement of the 1830s and 40s.’
    • ‘Not all the movements had a working-class base, as Chartism did.’
    • ‘But, Cordery argues, the collapse of Chartism as a national political movement was a turning point in the development of friendly societies.’
    • ‘He demonstrates how, after the demise of Chartism, both English middle- and working-class activists framed an argument for the enfranchisement of the ‘independent’ man at work.’
    • ‘Many historians see chartism as a product of the economic experiences of the working classes.’
    • ‘In the book, apart from their link with the growth of Chartism, these groups receive limited attention and are treated as ‘rural’ industrial workers.’
    • ‘Luddism, anti-corn law agitation, the anti-poor law movement, strikes and most of all Chartism demonstrated that Britain was not an island of social peace.’
    • ‘But if initial opposition to the police did come from the landed gentry, this evaporated as the threat of Chartism grew.’
    • ‘Paine's reputation began to revive in the next great revolutionary upsurge - at the time of the American Civil War - and he was one of the political mentors of Chartism.’
    • ‘In doing so, they severed the personal and political links between their locality and the national movement and contributed to the rapid decline of Chartism.’
    • ‘Nineteenth-century popular movements for parliamentary reform such as Chartism turned to Magna Carta for support.’
  • 2The use of charts of financial data to predict future trends and to guide investment strategies.

    • ‘In short, fundamental analysis tries to estimate what a stock should sell for, while technical analysis - chartism - tries to judge what other investors think it will sell for.’