Legislative Union

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(Eng. Hist.) the union of Great Britain and Ireland, which took place Jan. 1, 1801.

See also: Union

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Kanter (history, Florida Atlantic U.) traces the emergence and solidification amongst the British elite for legislative union with Ireland over the period 1740-1848.
As Davis argues in this timely study, the British nation that came into being in 1707 with the legislative union of Scotland and England was not put into place once and for all but required repeated "acts of union" to stabilize what was (and has remained) an unstable national identity.