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alliance

Legal Definition of alliance

Noun

  1. A military treaty between two or more states, providing for a mutually-planned offensive, or for assistance in the case of attack on any member.

Definition of alliance

Etymology

    From Old French aliance (French: alliance).

Pronunciation

  • (WEAE) IPA: /ʌˈlaɪ.əns/
  • Rhymes: -aɪəns

Noun

alliance (countable and uncountable; plural alliances)

  1. (uncountable) The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.
  2. (countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.

    The alliance of the principles of the world with those of the gospel. --C. J. Smith.
    The alliance . . . between logic and metaphysics. --Mansel.

  3. The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
  4. (countable) A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage

Synonyms

Related terms

  • ally
  • league

External links

  • alliance at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • alliance in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: aaceilln
  • ancillae
  • canaille

Further reading

An alliance is an agreement between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests. The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, signed in 1373 between the Kingdom of England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal, is the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

Translation of alliance in Malay

Perikatan

  1. perikatan



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