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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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UnionistU‧nion‧ist /ˈjuːnjənɪst/ noun [countable]  PPGa member of a political party that wants Northern Ireland to remain part of the United KingdomUnionism noun [uncountable]
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UnionistThis was the most respectable strain of Unionist opposition to the coalition.When Lloyd George became prime minister in December 1916 he was backed by the Unionists in a coalition government.Even assaults on the Unionists over alleged cases of discrimination could rebound.And, by rooting out abuses, they actually helped the interests of ordinary Trade Unionists.
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