Legal Definition and Related Resources of Union

Meaning of Union

A league. An association of persons with a common purpose, such as a trade or labor union.

Union Alternative Definition

In the English Poor Law. Two, or more parishes which have been consolidated for the better administration of the poor law therein. In Ecclesiastical Law. Two or more benefices which have been united into one benefice. Such a union may be made under St. 1 & 2 Vict. c. 106, passed “to abridge the holding of benefices in plurality,” and amended by St. 13 & 14 Vict. c. 98; and under St. 23 & 24 Vict. c. 142, passed “to make better provision for the union of contiguous benefices in cities, towns and boroughs” (in substitution for St. 18 & 19 Vict. c. 127), amended by St. 34 & 35 Vict. c. 90.

Synonyms of Union

(Labor organization), noun

  • affiliation
  • alliance of workers
  • amalgamation
  • association
  • brotherhood
  • confederacy
  • consociation
  • council
  • federation
  • fellowship
  • fraternity
  • guild
  • league
  • organization
  • organized labor
  • sodality
  • trade association Associated Concepts: antiunion animus
  • craft union
  • international union
  • labor union
  • local union
  • trade union
  • union membership
  • union shop

(Unity), noun

  • accord
  • accordance
  • agreement
  • coalition
  • coherence
  • combination
  • concert
  • concord
  • concurrence
  • congregatio
  • connection
  • consensus
  • consociatio
  • consolidation
  • cooperation
  • coupling
  • fusion
  • harmony
  • homogeneity
  • joining
  • junction
  • oneness
  • unification
  • uniformity
  • unison

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Union in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Agency Shop, Amalgamation, Articles Of Confederation, Association, Attachment, Bargain In Good Fait, Bribery, Cancel, Capital Expenditure, Cardholder, Cash Dividend, Censorship, Civil Action, Closed Shop, Closed Transaction, , Collateral, Collective Bargaining, Collective Bargaining Agreement, Collective Mark, Combination, Combines, Concert, Congregation, Conjunction, Consummation, Escalator Clause, Fabric, Federal, Floor Plan Rule, Labor Dispute, Lost Or Not Lost, Major Dispute, Marksman, Minor Dispute, Negligence, Nominal Damages, Notary, Novation, Picket, Rentals, , Secondary Boycott, Secondary Evidence, Telegram, Township, Transitory Action.


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Union Shops in the Economic Activity

An introductory concept of Union Shops may be: unionized firms in which all workers are required to join the union as a condition of employment


This term is a noun.

Etimology of Union

(You may find union at the world legal encyclopedia and the etimology of more terms).

early 15c., “action of joining one thing to another,” also “agreement, accord,” also “state of matrimony,” from Anglo-French unioun, Old French union (12c.), from Late Latin unionem (nominative unio) “oneness, unity, a uniting,” also in Latin meaning “a single pearl or onion,” from unus “one,” from PIE *oi-no- “one, unique” (see one). Sense of “action of uniting into one political body” is attested from 1540s. Meaning “group of people or states” is from 1650s. Short for trade union, it is recorded from 1833. U.S. political sense is attested from 1775; used especially during the Civil War, in reference to the remainder of the United States after the Southern secession.


See Also

  • Merger
  • Trades-Union
  • United States
  • Unity



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