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alliance

noun

Definition of ALLIANCE

1
a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples <the smaller countries signed an alliance pledging to protect one another against the belligerent behemoth in their midst>
2
an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection <an alliance between the French and the Algonquians to check Iroquois advances into their territory>

March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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