Disunion Dis*un"ion, n. [Pref. dis- + union: cf. F. d['e]sunion.] 1. The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul. [1913 Webster]

2. A breach of concord and its effect; alienation. [1913 Webster]

Such a disunion between the two houses as might much clou? the happiness of this kingdom. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

3. The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States. [1913 Webster]

I have not accustomed myself to hang over the precipice of disunion. --D. Webster. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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