1) N-UNCOUNT Unionism is any set of political principles based on the idea that two or more political or national units should be joined or remain together, for example that Northern Ireland should remain part of the United Kingdom.
Derived words:
unionist plural N-COUNT

...traditional unionists fearful of home rule.

2) N-UNCOUNT Unionism is the same as trade unionism.
Derived words:
unionist N-COUNT

As a former unionist, he'll be more sensitive to the demands of the people.

English dictionary. 2008.

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