Chartism

The political system of the Chartists, who, in 1838, demanded the People's Charter, consisting of five principles: universal suffrage, annual parliaments, stipendiary members, vote by ballot, and electoral districts.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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