Definition of union:

part of speech: noun

The act of joining two or more things into one in order to form a new body; concord; agreement; intimate connection; confederacy; a permanent combination among workmen engaged in the same occupation or trade, and which is instituted for mutual protection and assistance in matters of dispute between them and their employers, for the increase of wages, for the shortening of the hours of labour, and for suchlike; a joint or connection; several parishes united for the joint management of their poor.

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