Legal Definition of alliance
- 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
From Old French aliance (French: alliance).
- (WEAE) IPA: /ʌˈlaɪ.əns/
- Rhymes: -aɪəns
alliance (countable and uncountable; plural alliances)
- (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.
- (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.
- The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
- (countable) A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage
- alliance at OneLook Dictionary Search
- alliance in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Alphagram: aaceilln
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.
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Translation of alliance in Malay
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