unionist

unionist

[yoon-yuh-nist]
noun
1.
a person whose activities or beliefs are characterized by unionism.
2.
a member of a trade union.
3.
(initial capital letter) a supporter of the federal union of the United States of America, especially during the Civil War.
4.
British politics. (formerly) an upholder of the legislative union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Origin:
1790–1800; union + -ist

unionistic, adjective
prounionist, adjective, noun
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unionist (ˈjuːnjənɪst)
 
n
1.  a supporter or advocate of unionism or union
2.  a member of a trade union
 
adj
3.  chiefly (Brit) of or relating to union or unionism, esp trade unionism
 
unionistic
 
adj

Unionist (ˈjuːnjənɪst)
 
n
1.  (sometimes not capital)
 a.  (before 1920) a supporter of the union of all Ireland and Great Britain
 b.  (since 1920) a supporter of union between Britain and Northern Ireland
2.  a supporter of the US federal Union, esp during the Civil War
 
adj
3.  of, resembling, or relating to Unionists

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