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.

Nearby words

  1. apparent movement,
  2. apparent solar day,
  3. apparent temperature,
  4. apparent time,
  5. apparent wind,
  6. apparently,
  7. apparition,
  8. apparitor,
  9. appassionato,
  10. appd.

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 parent parent, relative) + -ment -ment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019