Complete Definition of "alliance"

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English

Etymology
From OF. aliance (French: #French|alliance).

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /ÊËlaɪ.Éns/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪÉns|-aɪÉns

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  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.

  1. The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
  2. countable A treaty between nations for their mutual advantage

Translations
trans-top|state of being allied
Croatian: t-|hr|alijansa|f, t-|hr|savez|m
Finnish: t+|fi|liitto, t|fi|liittouma, t|fi|allianssi
German: t|de|allianz
trans-mid
Spanish: t+|es|alianza
Swedish: t|sv|allians
trans-bottom

trans-top|union resembling that of families or states
Croatian: t-|hr|alijansa|f, t-|hr|savez|m
Finnish: t+|fi|side, t+|fi|yhteys
trans-mid
German: t-|de|Allianz
trans-bottom

trans-top|persons or parties allied
Finnish: t|fi|liittoutuneet
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|treaty between nations
Croatian: t-|hr|alijansa|f
trans-mid
German: t-|de|Allianz
trans-bottom

Synonyms
Connection; affinity; union; confederacy; confederation; league; coalition.

Related terms
ally; league


French
Etymology
OF.|fr aliance, from alier (modern: allier) "to ally" (compare with Late Latin alligantia).

Pronunciation
IPA|/aljÉÌs/

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. #English|alliance, union
  2. (wedding) ring

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