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credit union

a cooperative group that makes loans to its members at low rates of interest.
Also called cooperative credit union.
Origin of credit union
1910-15, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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credit union

a cooperative association whose members can obtain low-interest loans out of their combined savings
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credit-union in Culture

credit union definition

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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