disunion

noun
dis·​union | \(ˌ)dis-ˈyü-nyən, dish-\

Definition of disunion 

1 : the termination of union : separation

2 : disunity

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Other Words from disunion

disunionist \ -​nyə-​nist \ noun

Examples of disunion in a Sentence

in the 19th century the volatile issue of slavery resulted in the disunion of several Protestant denominations

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If the convention is called, the disunion that has become a faith in some conservative quarters will run amok. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Why Do the Koch Brothers Want a Convention of States?," 8 Jan. 2018 Disunion was an opportunity to regain sovereignty, prosperity and security. David Goldfield, New York Times, "How the Charleston Elite Brought on the American Civil War," 21 Apr. 2017 Despite clear signs of disunion within the Conservative camp, their embarrassment was allayed courtesy of Jeremy Corbyn who, as usual, amicably failed to put up a fight. Vanityfair.com, VanityFair.com, "Queen Elizabeth Gives Brexit Her Royal Assent," 16 Mar. 2017 Despite clear signs of disunion within the Conservative camp, their embarrassment was allayed courtesy of Jeremy Corbyn who, as usual, amicably failed to put up a fight. Isobel Thompson, The Hive, "Queen Elizabeth Gives Brexit Her Royal Assent," 16 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of disunion

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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