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Definition of "syndicalism" []

  • A radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of federations of labor unions by the use of direct action, such as general strikes and sabotage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "syndicalism" in a sentence
  • "The deepest revolt implied in the term syndicalism is against the impersonal, driven quality of modern industry -- against the destruction of that pride which alone distinguishes work from slavery."
  • "As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag"
  • "But syndicalism is nothing like “socialism as it was practiced during the 20th Century”, so I don’t see a contradiction here. autoit 0.0688030684832484"