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disunionist

[dis-yoon-yuh-nist]
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noun
  1. a person who advocates or causes disunion.
  2. U.S. History. a secessionist during the period of the Civil War.

Origin of disunionist

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; disunion + -ist
Related formsdis·un·ion·ism, noun
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Examples from the Web for disunionist

Historical Examples

  • There is no disunionist, that I know of, in the delegation from the State of Alabama.

    The Life of Jefferson Davis

    Frank H. Alfriend

  • He was active in many ways as an abolitionist, but was not a disunionist.

  • Not a disunionist, at all events; but a disunionist in a certain event.

  • At Baltimore, he averred that while Breckinridge was not a disunionist, every disunionist was a Breckinridge man.

    Stephen A. Douglas

    Allen Johnson

  • Far all practical purposes, then, Mr. Pendleton is just as much a secessionist and disunionist as Jefferson Davis.