from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The principle or theory of forming a union.
- n. The principles, theory, or system of a union, especially a trade union.
- n. Loyalty to the federal government during the Civil War.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The support of advocacy of a union, especially of a trade union
- n. Support for the North (the Union) during the American Civil War
- n. Support for the continuance of the United Kingdom (especially with respect to Northern Ireland)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sentiment of attachment to a federal union, especially to the federal union of the United States.
- n. The principles, or the system, of combination among workmen engaged in the same occupation or trade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principle of uniting or combining; specifically, trade-unionism.
- n. Attachment or loyalty to the principle of union, or to some particular union; specifically, attachment or loyalty to the federal union known as the United States of America, and opposition to its rupture, as by the secession of the Southern States in 1861-5.
- n. In British politics, the principles or sentiments of the Unionists.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the system or principles and theory of labor unions
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