Definition of Western Union from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Western Union

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a US telegraph company (= one offering a service of sending people's messages by the use of electric current along wires). It was established in 1851 and used during the American Civil War. Since it could deliver written messages quickly in an emergency, people often feared it was bad news when one arrived. The company now offers ways of sending money to other countries. and other financial services.