from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being disunited; separation.
- n. Lack of unity; discord.
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- 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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States as a year wherein all the baleful seeds of disunion were sown, which grew, to ripen, a little more than ten years later, into _disunion_ in fact.
Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 A Political History of Slavery in the United States Together With a Narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War In Which the Author Took Part: 1861-1865
Arguably Ages invents this history of nature which will inform Benjamin's and Adorno's reformulation of "natural history" as history subject to nature: "the self-cognition of the spirit as nature in disunion with itself" (Adorno and Horkheimer 39).
To what extent the idea of disunion is entertained in some of the
Phillips, and Higginson, who had called a disunion convention, demanding that the free states secede.
Why is the king indifferent (today) to that disunion, which is about to take place between persons related so closely?
No American ever tolerated the idea of disunion except as he intensely loved or hated Slavery, and regarded the
In the Deep South, where the idea of disunion is taken most seriously, three main groups of secessionists can be identified.
Liberty results from the "disunion" – the competition and necessity for compromise required by the division of powers among senate, consuls and tribunes (the last representing the common people).
a forfeiture of the charter grant because they exercise that oppression and persecution contrary to its first intent, and are the direct cause of contention and disunion, which is repugnant to the principal design of constituting the colony; viz. that it "May be so religiously, peaceably and civilly governed as may win and invite the natives to the Christian faith." [l47]
Those who could not follow the "disunion" and "non-resistance" principles of Garrison, but began to fear the aggression of the slave-power, joined the "Free Soil" and "Liberty" parties.