unionism

[ yoon-yuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈyun yəˌnɪz əm /

noun

the principle of union, especially trade unionism.
attachment to a union.
(initial capital letter) loyalty to the federal union of the United States of America, especially at the time of the Civil War.

Origin of unionism

First recorded in 1835–45; union + -ism

Related forms

pro·un·ion·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unionism (1 of 2)

unionism

/ (ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

the principles of trade unions
adherence to the principles of trade unions
the principle or theory of any union

British Dictionary definitions for unionism (2 of 2)

Unionism

/ (ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

(sometimes not capital) the principles or adherence to the principles of Unionists
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