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un·ion·ist

 (yo͞on′yə-nĭst)
n.
1.
a. One who believes in or supports labor unions.
b. A member of a labor union.
2. Unionist
a. One who is loyal to the United Kingdom, especially in support of its sovereignty over Northern Ireland.
b. One who was loyal to the federal government of the United States during the Civil War.

un′ion·is′tic adj.

unionist

(ˈjuːnjənɪst)
n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a supporter or advocate of unionism or union
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter or advocate of unionism or union
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a member of a trade union
adj
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) chiefly Brit of or relating to union or unionism, esp trade unionism
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly Brit of or relating to union or unionism, esp trade unionism
ˌunionˈistic adj

Unionist

(ˈjuːnjənɪst)
n
1. (Historical Terms) (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. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (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
3. (Historical Terms) a supporter of the US federal Union, esp during the Civil War
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supporter of the US federal Union, esp during the Civil War
adj
5. (Historical Terms) of, resembling, or relating to Unionists
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, resembling, or relating to Unionists
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Unionist - a worker who belongs to a trade unionunionist - a worker who belongs to a trade union
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
Translations

unionist

[ˈjuːnjənɪst]
A. ADJ (Brit) (Pol) → unionista
B. N
1. (Ind) (also trade unionist) → sindicalista mf, miembro mf de un sindicato
2. Unionist (Brit) (Pol) → unionista mf

unionist

n
(= trade unionist)Gewerkschaftler(in) m(f)
(Pol) → Unionist(in) m(f); Ulster UnionistUlster Unionist m
adj
(= trade unionist)gewerkschaftlich
(Pol) → unionistisch

Unionist

[ˈjuːnjənɪst] n (Pol) (in Northern Ireland) → unionista m/f
References in classic literature ?
The yards were seething with agitation just then, said the man, speaking as a unionist.
Blaydon's Dave Anderson has taken aim at Conservative Minister Robert Halfon, who is setting up a new organisation called the Conservative Workers and Trade Unionists to represent trade unionists who have Tory sympathies.
There were at least four constituencies where Unionists won the election.
Unionists and loyalist chiefs threw down the gauntlet as they called on the British government to set-up a commission of inquiry into the contentious Ardoyne march and other parading issues yesterday.
Although Chamberlain's Liberal Unionists successfully challenged Lord Rosebery's Liberal Party as the authentic voice of Liberalism, winning 71 seats in the general election the following month, their promises of social reforms, made during the campaign, were swept away once the Tories had secured a majority.
In conditions of deep economic and social crisis, the trade unionists in Macedonia are only voiceless witnesses to events, comments Rada Manevska for Vreme.
Summary: Peter Robinson: Collapsing power-sharing and returning to direct rule from London would consign unionists to second class citizenship.
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Few Southern Unionists wrote of their experiences after the American Civil War, and A Thrilling Narrative is the only publication of Louisiana Unionist, and the only account of the First Louisiana Battalion Cavalry Scouts, a unit that existed for less than three months and only saw action during the Red River Campaign of 1864.
At its best, the debate over the future of the labor movement inspired many trade unionists to take a long hard look at what they've been doing for the past 50 years and question whether these approaches are relevant anymore.
Their political arm is the Progressive Unionist Party, which has of recent years been eclipsed by the Democratic Unionists (DU).
But he has a decided appeal to the broad mass of unionists including, perhaps in particular, those who lean to the DUP.