[ a-pa-rahntuh-mahn ]
/ a pa rɑ̃təˈmɑ̃ /

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.

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