noun co·a·li·tion \ˌkō-ə-ˈli-shən\

: a group of people, groups, or countries who have joined together for a common purpose

: the action or process of joining together with another or others for a common purpose

Full Definition of COALITION

a :  the act of coalescing :  union
b :  a body formed by the coalescing of originally distinct elements :  combination
:  a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action
co·a·li·tion·ist \-ˈli-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of COALITION

  1. The groups united to form a coalition.
  2. A multiparty coalition ruled the country.
  3. The group is working in coalition with other environmental groups.


French, from Latin coalescere
First Known Use: 1604


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