the state of being allied or confederated
a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest
"the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them"
alliance, coalition, alignment, alinement(noun)
an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
the act of forming an alliance or confederation
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.
Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage
To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.
Origin: From aliance (French: alliance).
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
any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity
the persons or parties allied
to connect by alliance; to ally
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
al-lī′ans, n. state of being allied: union by marriage or treaty. [See Ally.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The relationship that results from a formal agreement (e.g., treaty) between two or more nations for broad, long-term objectives that further the common interests of the members. See also coalition; multinational.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A league or confederacy between sovereigns or states, for mutual safety and defence. Subjects of allies cannot trade with the common enemy, on pain of the property being confiscated as prize to the captors.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In a military sense, signifies a treaty entered into by sovereign states for their mutual safety and defense. In this sense alliances may be divided into such as are offensive, where the contracting parties oblige themselves jointly to attack some other power; and into such as are defensive, whereby the contracting powers bind themselves to stand by and defend one another, in case of being attacked by any other power. Alliances are variously distinguished according to their object, the parties in them, etc. Hence we read of equal, unequal, triple, quadruple, grand, offensive, defensive alliances, etc.
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Rank popularity for the word 'alliance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3112
Rank popularity for the word 'alliance' in Nouns Frequency: #1188
The numerical value of alliance in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of alliance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of alliance in a Sentence
An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
It would be reckless not to prepare for alliance defense.
It is not in our interest at all to weaken this alliance.
This alliance with Amazon shows that Amazon believes in Chile.
We won't give up our independence by joining a capital alliance.
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- алианс, съюзBulgarian
- aliançaCatalan, Valencian
- unie, svazCzech
- alliance, forbund, sammenslutningDanish
- Allianz, Bund, Bündnis, Zusammenschluss, Verbund, VerbündetenGerman
- liittouma, liittoutuneet, liitto, side, allianssi, yhteysFinnish
- càirdeasScottish Gaelic
- դաշնակցություն, միությունArmenian
- 同盟, 동맹Korean
- сојуз, унијаMacedonian
- forbundNorwegian Nynorsk
- союз, альянсRussian
- alijansa, savez, савез, алијансаSerbo-Croatian
- zväz, úniaSlovak
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