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apparentement

[ a-pa-rahntuh-mahn ]
/ a pa rɑ̃təˈmɑ̃ /
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noun, plural ap·pa·ren·te·ments [a-pa-rahntuh-mahn]. /a pa rɑ̃təˈmɑ̃/. French Government.
a coalition formed between political parties during an election.
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Origin of apparentement

<French: alliance, coalition, equivalent to apparent(er) to make part of the family, ally, connect (ap-ap-1 + -parenter, verbal derivative of parentparent, relative) + -ment-ment
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