Unionist, noun

In historical contexts. A member of the Union Party, a political party which favoured a federal union in South Africa. Also attributive, of the party or its members.
Note:
Known as the ‘Progressive Party’ until 1908, the Union Party was absorbed into the South African Party in 1920. See also Progressive sense 1, SAP noun1 sense 1 a.
1911 [see Nationalist noun sense a].
1982 [see Progressive sense 2].
A member of the Union Party, a political party which favoured a federal union in South Africa. Also attributive, of the party or its members.

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