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alliances

noun
plural of alliance

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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

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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

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“Alliances.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/alliances. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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