Origin of alliance
Definition for alliance (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for alliance
First, one fights with another, then they make an alliance, then they go back to fighting each other.
The book details his confrontations with neoconservatives, and his alliance with Condoleezza Rice.
That alliance between the spy agency and the military, forged in Iraq, would forever change the way America fights wars.
An amended bill eventually passed that created a new board without all the power Mitchell and the Alliance had sought.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The alliance between America and rebel forces has been strained by the U.S. refusal to directly attack the Assad regime.Al Qaeda Makes a Play for the U.S. Allies the War Against ISIS Depends On|Jacob Siegel|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If now the excess is on the side of the Franco-Russian alliance, the danger is still the same.
Commercially this was of first-rate importance, while politically it counterbalanced the alliance of the Bourbon courts.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
This certainty of Rachel's future alliance with himself had made such things impossibly absurd.The Duchess of Wrexe|Hugh Walpole
He got Picardy and the counties of Macon and Auxerre as the price of his change of alliance.A History of England|Charles Oman
He made an alliance with hostile tribes of Indians, and again attacked the city.Discoverers and Explorers|Edward R. Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for alliance (1 of 2)
Word Origin for alliance
British Dictionary definitions for alliance (2 of 2)
noun (in Britain)
- the Alliance the Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Party acting or regarded as a political entity from 1981 to 1988
- (as modifier)an Alliance candidate
Word Origin and History for alliance
c.1300, "bond of marriage" (between ruling houses or noble families), from Old French aliance (12c., Modern French alliance) "alliance, bond; marriage, union," from aliier (Modern French allier) "combine, unite" (see ally (v.)). As a bond or treaty between rulers, late 14c.