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popular front

n.
A political coalition of leftist parties against fascism, such as that formed among European countries during the 1930s.

popular front

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) any of the left-wing groups or parties that were organized from 1935 onwards to oppose the spread of fascism

pop′ular front′


n.
a coalition, usu. temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism.
[1935–40; compare Sp. frente popular, French front populaire]

popular front

A coalition of leftist political groups, especially any of those formed in Europe in the 1930s to oppose Fascism.
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Noun1.popular front - a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
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popular front

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