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alliance

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From Old French aliance (French: alliance).

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alliance (countable and uncountable, plural alliances)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being allied.
    matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries
  2. (countable) The act of allying or uniting.
  3. (countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.
  4. (countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
    • C. J. Smith
      the alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel
    • Mansel
      the alliance [] between logic and metaphysics
  5. (with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Udall to this entry?)

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alliance (third-person singular simple present alliances, present participle alliancing, simple past and past participle allianced)

  1. (obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.

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EtymologyEdit

Old French aliance, from alier (modern: allier) "to ally" (compare with Late Latin alligantia).

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alliance f (plural alliances)

  1. alliance, union
  2. (wedding) ring

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