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bloc

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noun \ˈbläk\

Simple Definition of bloc

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bloc

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 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 in a sentence

  1. a voting bloc in the senate

  2. <a whole bloc of students got together to complain>



Origin and Etymology of bloc

French, literally, block


First Known Use: 1903



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