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Noun: alliance  u'lI-un(t)s
  1. The state of being allied or confederated
    - confederation
  2. A connection based on kinship, marriage or common interest
    "the shifting alliances within a large family";
    - bond
  3. An organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
    - coalition, alignment, alinement [non-standard]
  4. A formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
  5. The act of forming an alliance or confederation
    - confederation

Derived forms: alliances

Type of: accord, coalition, connectedness, connection, connexion [Brit], fusion, group action, organisation [Brit], organization, pact, treaty

Antonym: nonalignment

Encyclopedia: Alliance, Oh