Definitions for unionismˈyun yəˌnɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•ion•ismˈyun yəˌnɪz əm(n.)
the principle of union, esp. trade unionism.
(cap.) loyalty to the federal union of the U.S., esp. during the Civil War.
Category: American History
Origin of unionism:
unionism, trade unionism(noun)
the system or principles and theory of labor unions
The support of advocacy of a union, especially of a trade union
Support for the North (the Union) during the American Civil War
Support for the continuance of the United Kingdom (especially with respect to Northern Ireland)
the sentiment of attachment to a federal union, especially to the federal union of the United States
the principles, or the system, of combination among workmen engaged in the same occupation or trade