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co·a·li·tion

 (kō′ə-lĭsh′ən)
n.
1. An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
2. A combination into one body; a union.
3.
a. A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.
b. A transitory association of animals of the same species in which members join forces against another animal or animals to defend against an attack or gain access to a resource.

[French, from Medieval Latin coalitiō, coalitiōn-, from Latin coalitus, past participle of coalēscere, to grow together; see coalesce.]

co′a·li′tion·ist n.

coalition

(ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃən)
n
1.
a. an alliance or union between groups, factions, or parties, esp for some temporary and specific reason
b. (as modifier): a coalition government.
2. a fusion or merging into one body or mass
[C17: from Medieval Latin coalitiō, from Latin coalēscere to coalesce]
ˌcoaˈlitional adj
ˌcoaˈlitionist, ˌcoaˈlitioner n

co•a•li•tion

(ˌkoʊ əˈlɪʃ ən)

n.
1. a combination or alliance, esp. a temporary one between factions, parties, states, etc.
2. a union into one body or mass; fusion.
[1605–15; appar. a re-formation (with Latin -tiō -tion) of Late Latin coalitus a growing together < Latin coali-, variant s. of coalēscere]
co`a•li′tion•al, adj.
co`a•li′tion•ist, n.

coalition

An ad hoc arrangement between two or more nations for common action. See also alliance; multinational.

Coalition

 the union of a mass of separate bodies; an alliance of political parties, states, or persons. See also combination, fusion, league.
Examples: coalition of interests, 1779; of parties, 1715.

coalition

An alliance between political parties, factions, or groups, especially a temporary one.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coalition - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treatycoalition - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
combination - an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes)
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
allies - an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
bloc, axis - a group of countries in special alliance
Allies - in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and Russia and all the other nations that became allied with them in opposing the Central Powers
Central Powers - in World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies
Allies - the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter of the United Nations in 1945
Axis - in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations; "the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II"
entente, entente cordiale - an informal alliance between countries
popular front - a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
ally - a friendly nation
Northern Alliance, United Front - a multiethnic alliance in Afghanistan who practice a moderate form of Islam and are united in their opposition to the Taliban
2.coalition - the state of being combined into one body
unification, union - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
alliance, confederation - the state of being allied or confederated
federalisation, federalization - the state of being under federal control; "the federalization of postal service"
3.coalition - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
jointure, uniting, unification, conjugation, union - the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

coalition

noun alliance, union, league, association, combination, merger, integration, compact, conjunction, bloc, confederation, fusion, affiliation, amalgam, amalgamation, confederacy He had been opposed by a coalition of about 50 civil rights organizations.

coalition

noun
1. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
2. A group of individuals united in a common cause:
3. A bringing together into a whole:
Translations
إئتِلاف
koalice
forbundkoalitionsammenslutning
koalíció
bandalag
koalicija
koalīcija
koalícia
koalisyonortaklık/ittifak/iş birliği

coalition

[ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃən]
A. N (Pol) → coalición f
B. CPD coalition government Ngobierno m de coalición

coalition

[ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃən]
ncoalition f
modif [forces] → de coalition; [partner] → de coalition; [government] → de coalition

coalition

nKoalition f; coalition agreementKoalitionsvereinbarung for -absprache f; (esp written) → Koalitionsvertrag m; coalition governmentKoalitionsregierung f

coalition

[ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃn] n (Pol) → coalizione f

coalition

(kəuəˈliʃən) noun
a usually temporary union or alliance, especially of states or political parties.
References in classic literature ?
In the last, the coalition will commonly turn upon some interested equivalent: "Give us the man we wish for this office, and you shall have the one you wish for that.
Governments of dissimilar principles and forms have been found less adapted to a federal coalition of any sort, than those of a kindred nature.
And about the end of 1702 they expected a rich convoy which France was escorting with a fleet of twenty-three vessels, commanded by Admiral Chateau-Renaud, for the ships of the coalition were already beating the Atlantic.
He reflected that this coalition of four young, brave, enterprising, and active men ought to have some other object than swaggering walks, fencing lessons, and practical jokes, more or less witty.
If Bonaparte landed at Naples, the whole coalition would be on foot before he could even reach Piomoino; if he land in Tuscany, he will be in an unfriendly territory; if he land in France, it must be with a handful of men, and the result of that is easily foretold, execrated as he is by the population.
To this point, the company removed its establishment from Astoria, in 1821, after its coalition with the Northwest Company.
We shall have a coalition presently," he boomed, looking from his wife to me and puffing out his enormous chest.
Wonderful masculine stories followed about Bright and Disraeli and coalition governments, wonderful stories which made the people at the dinner-table seem featureless and small.
When, soon after his return, England, in horror at the execution of the French king, joined the coalition of European powers against France, Wordsworth experienced a great shock--the first, he tells us, that his moral nature had ever suffered--at seeing his own country arrayed with corrupt despotisms against what seemed to him the cause of humanity.
It is rumoured even that a coalition was proposed, and that Brott would have nothing to do with it.
He therefore disposed himself to clear the way for the favourable reception of his friends, since he found that the unnatural coalition became necessary to secure the liberty, if not the lives, of the party.
The noble Refrigerator assented; but added that if William Barnacle and Tudor Stiltstalking, when they came over to one another and formed their ever-memorable coalition, had boldly muzzled the newspapers, and rendered it penal for any Editor-person to presume to discuss the conduct of any appointed authority abroad or at home, he thought the country would have been preserved.

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