disunion


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dis·un·ion

 (dĭs-yo͞on′yən)
n.
1. The state of being disunited; separation.
2. Lack of unity; discord.

dis•un•ion

(dɪsˈyun yən)

n.
1. a severance of union; separation; disjunction.
2. lack of unity; dissension.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disunion - the termination or destruction of union
detribalisation, detribalization - the decline or termination of tribal organization
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
jointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

disunion

noun
1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another:
2. The condition of being divided, as in opinion:
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When he failed to heal their disputes by his exhortations, he determined to give them a practical illustration of the evils of disunion; and for this purpose he one day told them to bring him a bundle of sticks.
THE three last numbers of this paper have been dedicated to an enumeration of the dangers to which we should be exposed, in a state of disunion, from the arms and arts of foreign nations.
So far is the general sense of mankind from corresponding with the tenets of those who endeavor to lull asleep our apprehensions of discord and hostility between the States, in the event of disunion, that it has from long observation of the progress of society become a sort of axiom in politics, that vicinity or nearness of situation, constitutes nations natural enemies.
I submit to you, my fellow-citizens, these considerations, in full confidence that the good sense which has so often marked your decisions will allow them their due weight and effect; and that you will never suffer difficulties, however formidable in appearance, or however fashionable the error on which they may be founded, to drive you into the gloomy and perilous scene into which the advocates for disunion would conduct you.
When the duke occupied the Romagna he found it under the rule of weak masters, who rather plundered their subjects than ruled them, and gave them more cause for disunion than for union, so that the country was full of robbery, quarrels, and every kind of violence; and so, wishing to bring back peace and obedience to authority, he considered it necessary to give it a good governor.
I need not say that we were strangers to any species of disunion or dispute.
All who cherish disunion sentiments are now being educated to the exact temper of doing this.
'We had not,' said Miss Clarissa, 'been in the habit of frequent association with our brother Francis; but there was no decided division or disunion between us.
The adviser advised the leaders of the MQM-P to do away the politics of disunion. He said that almost all the secretaries in Sindh were local persons.
The disunion had also been observed between the national institutions and civilian functionaries, he said adding that there had been unmatched decisions found among the leaders of national institutions.
Most people concede that they have rarely seen political turmoil and disunion like it outside of wartime.
Preparing for Disunion: West Point Commandants and the Training of Civil War Leaders