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Pronunciation:  'sindiku`lizum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of labor unions

SYNDICALISM is a 11 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: political movement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Syn"dic*al*ism\, n. [F. syndicalisme.]
The theory, plan, or practice of trade-union action
(originally as advocated and practiced by the French
Conf['e]d['e]ration G['e]n['e]rale du Travail) which aims to
abolish the present political and social system by means of
the general strike (as distinguished from the local or
sectional strike) and direct action of whatever kind (as
distinguished from action which takes effect only through the
medium of political action) -- direct action including any
kind of action that is directly effective, whether it be a
simple strike, a peaceful public demonstration, sabotage, or
revolutionary violence. By the general strike and direct
action syndicalism aims to establish a social system in which
the means and processes of production are in the control of
local organizations of workers, who are manage them for the
common good.