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Synonyms for union

Synonyms for union

a bringing together into a whole

a group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common

an association, especially of nations for a common cause

an identity or coincidence of interests, purposes, or sympathies among the members of a group

a point or position at which two or more things are joined

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the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)

healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

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a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations

a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

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a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)

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being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

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of trade unions

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Two months after the Western Union had given its weighty endorsement to the telephone, these men organized a company to do business in New England only, and put fifty thousand dollars in its treasury.
Vail's first step, naturally, was to stiffen up the backbone of this little company, and to prevent the Western Union from frightening it into a surrender.
The incompetency of the Articles of Confederation for the management of the affairs of the Union at home and abroad was demonstrated to them by the painful and mortifying experience of every day.
But they had the Articles of Confederation before them, and they saw and felt the wretched condition into which they had brought the whole people, and that the Union itself was in the agonies of death.
But if the destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is LESS perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity.
I therefore consider that, in view of the Constitution and the laws, the Union is unbroken; and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.
For nothing can be more evident, to those who are able to take an enlarged view of the subject, than the alternative of an adoption of the new Constitution or a dismemberment of the Union.
I am persuaded in my own mind that the people have always thought right on this subject, and that their universal and uniform attachment to the cause of the Union rests on great and weighty reasons, which I shall endeavor to develop and explain in some ensuing papers.
Hence, it clearly appears, that the same advantage which a republic has over a democracy, in controlling the effects of faction, is enjoyed by a large over a small republic, -- is enjoyed by the Union over the States composing it.
A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.
Freddie Drummond had had an inkling of what was coming, and had sent Bill Totts to join the union and investigate.
Spirits destined to be united in the better world are divinely commissioned to discover each other and to begin their union in this world.
Even after the Union was accomplished Defoe remained in Scotland.
The entire number of the Indians, within the Union, is differently computed, at between one and three hundred thousand souls.
In these unions more favorable conditions will continue to prevail.