a formal agreement or treaty between two or more nations to cooperate for specific purposes.
a merging of efforts or interests by persons, families, states, or organizations: an alliance between church and state.
the persons or entities so allied.
marriage or the relationship created by marriage between the families of the spouses.
correspondence in basic characteristics; affinity: the alliance between logic and metaphysics.
- in·ter·al·li·ance, noun, adjective
- non·al·li·ance, noun
- pre·al·li·ance, noun
- pro·al·li·ance, adjective
- re·al·li·ance, noun
- sub·al·li·ance, noun
Other definitions for Alliance (2 of 2)
a city in NE Ohio.
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British Dictionary definitions for alliance (1 of 2)
the act of allying or state of being allied; union; confederation
a formal agreement or pact, esp a military one, between two or more countries to achieve a particular aim
the countries involved in such an agreement
a union between families through marriage
affinity or correspondence in qualities or characteristics
botany a taxonomic category consisting of a group of related families; subclass
British Dictionary definitions for Alliance (2 of 2)
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
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