: 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