- a person who advocates or causes disunion.
- U.S. History. a secessionist during the period of the Civil War.
Origin of disunionist
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Examples from the Web for disunionist
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.Liberty In The Nineteenth Century
Frederic May Holland
Not a disunionist, at all events; but a disunionist in a certain event.Presidential Candidates:
D. W. Bartlett
At Baltimore, he averred that while Breckinridge was not a disunionist, every disunionist was a Breckinridge man.Stephen A. Douglas
Far all practical purposes, then, Mr. Pendleton is just as much a secessionist and disunionist as Jefferson Davis.