Meaning of UNION in English
( n. )
That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012