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1 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest
  • a league of concerned parishioners who are seeking a greater voice in church affairs

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2 an association of persons, parties, or states for mutual assistance and protection
  • created to avert future wars, the League of Nations was a forerunner of the United Nations

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3 one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic
  • that falls into a different league of fiction—the popular novel

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Synonyms & Antonyms of league (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to form or enter into an association that furthers the interests of its members
  • the whole block leagued together to keep a liquor store from opening in their neighborhood

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2 to participate or assist in a joint effort to accomplish an end
  • some unlikely political bedfellows leagued together to get the bill passed

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The first known use of league was in the 14th century

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“League.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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