hui

noun

ˈhü(ˌ)ē
plural -s
1
Hawaii
a
: partnership, syndicate
efforts by mainland capital to gain control of Hawaiian Airlines are believed to have been thwarted by a local hui that has secretly bought close to 70,000 shares Honolulu Advertiser
b
: club, association
the hui is an organization of civic-minded … women who cooperate in furthering the interests of the Y.W.C.A. Honolulu Star-Bulletin
2
[Hawaiian & Maori] : community gathering : assembly
when the hui broke up at 4 p.m. the issue was still in doubt New Zealand Journal of Agriculture

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Hawaiian

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“Hui.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hui. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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