[ dis-yoon-yuh-nist ]

  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

Other words from disunionist

  • dis·un·ion·ism, noun

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