a cooperative group that makes loans to its members at low rates of interest.
Origin of credit union
An Americanism dating back to 1910–15
Also called cooperative credit union.
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a cooperative association whose members can obtain low-interest loans out of their combined savings
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An organization formed by employees of a company or institution to make personal loans at low interest rates to all employees of that company or institution.
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