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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