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coalition

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noun co·a·li·tion \ˌkō-ə-ˈli-shən\

Simple Definition of coalition

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coalition

  1. 1 a :  the act of coalescing :  union b :  a body formed by the coalescing of originally distinct elements :  combination

  2. 2 :  a temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states for joint action

coalitionist

play \-ˈli-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of coalition in a sentence

  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.



Origin and Etymology of coalition

French, from Latin coalescere


First Known Use: 1604



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