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>
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> Synonyms alliance
Related Words cabal
the state of having shared interests or efforts (as in social or business matters) <in alliance with booksellers, the nation's schools are promoting National Reading Month> Synonyms affiliation
Related Words business
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