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A system whereby a recognized trade union receives a sum of money from non-members equivalent to the subscriptions of members, in recognition of the collective bargaining done by the union on non-members' behalf; a place of work operating this system; also attributive, as "agency shop agreement", etc.
1940s; earliest use found in The Wisconsin State Journal.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.