Act of Union

Act of Union may be an act that refers to:

In the United Kingdom:
* Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542, passed by the Parliament of England, annexing Wales to the Kingdom of England are sometimes known as the "Acts of Union".
*Act of Union 1652‎, (more commonly known as the "Tender of Union"), annexation of Scotland by the Commonwealth of England
* Acts of Union 1707, passed by both the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
* Act of Union 1800, passed by both the Parliament of Great Britain and the Parliament of Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
* Act of Union 1840, passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, joining Upper Canada and Lower Canada (to form the Province of Canada).
* South Africa Act 1909, passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom creating the Union of South Africa, is sometimes referred to as the Act of Union.

In Scandinavia:
* Act of Union 1814 forming a personal union between Sweden and Norway.

Other meanings

*An agreement between the Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches, within the United States.
*The term "act of union" is also used as a euphemism for sexual intercourse.
*The poem by Seamus Heaney, written in 1975.

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  • Act of Union — Union Un ion (?; 277), n. [F., from L. unio oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, fr. unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Onion}, {Unit}.] 1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Act of Union — steht für: Act of Union 1536 1542, ein überholter Sprachgebrauch für die Einbeziehung von Wales in den Rechtsraum von England Act of Union 1707, eine gesetzliche Vereinbarung zwischen England und Schottland Act of Union 1800, eine gesetzliche… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Act of Union — (1801)    Passed in 1800 by the administration of William Pitt the Younger in reaction to the Irish rebellion of 1798, the Act of Union created a unitary state with a single Parliament on the model of the Scottish union of 1707, from what had… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Act of Union — (in Britain) either of two Acts of Parliament. The first Act of Union, in 1707, officially joined England and Scotland as one kingdom, called Great Britain, ruled by the parliament in London. The second Act of Union, in 1800, added Ireland to… …   Universalium

  • Act of Union — Act of U|nion, the 1.) the agreement that joined the parliaments of England and Scotland in 1707 2.) the agreement that ended the Irish parliament in 1800 and made Ireland part of the United Kingdom in 1801 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Act of Union — Often referred to as the Articles of Union, being the agreement, containing twenty five articles, which in 1707 was entered into between the kingdoms of England and Scotland, whereby these two kingdoms were united into one kingdom by the name of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • act of union —  Акт единства …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Act of Union 1800 — The phrase Act of Union 1800 (or sometimes Act of Union 1801) ( ga. Acht an Aontais 1800) is used to describe two complementary Acts [ [ Title=union Year=1800 Number= LegType=All+Legislation… …   Wikipedia

  • Act of Union 1707 — Georgskreuz (England) Andreaskreuz (Schottland) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Act of Union 1840 — The Act of Union (3 4 Vict. c. 35) passed in July 1840 and proclaimed February 10, 1841, abolished the legislatures of Lower Canada and Upper Canada and established a new political entity, the Province of Canada to replace them. This act… …   Wikipedia

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