syndicalism n[French syndicalisme , from (chambre ) syndicale trade union, from chambre chamber + syndicale , feminine of syndical of or relating to a syndic or to a committee that assumes the powers of a syndic, from syndic government office]
: a doctrine or practice promoting the revolutionary seizure of government and industry see also criminal syndicalism
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