noun \ˈbläk\

: a group of people or countries that are connected by a treaty or agreement or by common goals

Full Definition of BLOC

a :  a temporary combination of parties in a legislative assembly
b :  a group of legislators who act together for some common purpose irrespective of party lines
a :  a combination of persons, groups, or nations forming a unit with a common interest or purpose <a bloc of voters>
b :  a group of nations united by treaty or agreement for mutual support or joint action

Examples of BLOC

  1. a voting bloc in the senate
  2. <a whole bloc of students got together to complain>

Origin of BLOC

French, literally, block
First Known Use: 1903


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