bloc

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noun \ ˈbläk \

Definition of bloc

1 a :a temporary combination of parties in a legislative assembly
b :a group of legislators who act together for some common purpose irrespective of party lines
2 a :a combination of persons, groups, or nations forming a unit with a common interest or purpose
  • a bloc of voters
b :a group of nations united by treaty or agreement for mutual support or joint action

Examples of bloc in a Sentence

  1. a voting bloc in the senate

  2. a whole bloc of students got together to complain

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Origin and Etymology of bloc

French, literally, block


BLOC Defined for English Language Learners

bloc

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Definition of bloc for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people or countries that are connected by a treaty or agreement or by common goals



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