reform movement

Definitions of reform movement

n a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms

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Age of Reason, Enlightenment
a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine
labor, labor movement, trade union movement
an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
I.W.W., IWW, Industrial Workers of the World
a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I
trade unionism, unionism
the system or principles and theory of labor unions
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front, movement, social movement
a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

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