art union

art union
noun
: any of several 19th century American associations for promoting the arts especially through the distribution of paintings and prints by lottery

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Australian.
a lottery, originally a nongovernment lottery with works of art as prizes.
[1830-40]

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art union noun (Aust and NZ)
A lottery
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Main Entry:art
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art union
An association aiming at promotion of an interest in the fine arts, esp by raffling pictures
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Main Entry:union

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