affiliation

noun af·fil·i·a·tion \ ə-ˌfi-lē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of affiliation

plural affiliations
: the state or relation of being closely associated or affiliated with a particular person, group, party, company, etc.
  • The radio station has maintained a longtime affiliation with the concert hall and often has featured performers as guests on the air.
  • A former Democrat, Joseph McCarthy had switched his affiliation and was elected in the Republican landslide of 1946 …
  • —Ted Widmer
  • … hundreds of businessmen owe their success to an affiliation with organized crime.
  • —William Bastone

First Known Use of affiliation

1791

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