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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being disunited; separation.
  • n. Lack of unity; discord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. separation of a union

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The termination of union; separation; disjunction.
  • n. A breach of concord and its effect; alienation.
  • n. The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Severance of union; separation; disjunction; rupture.
  • n. A breach of amity; rupture of union in feeling or opinion; contentious disagreement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the termination or destruction of union

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