Origin of alliance
Synonyms for alliance
Word Origin for alliance
noun (in Britain)
- the Alliancethe Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Party acting or regarded as a political entity from 1981 to 1988
- (as modifier)an Alliance candidate
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.