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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun separation of a union

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

  • noun the termination or destruction of union

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