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English definition of “coalition”

coalition

noun [C or U]     /kəʊ.əˈlɪʃ.ən/ US  /koʊ-/
the joining together of different political parties or groups for a particular purpose, usually for a limited time; a government that is formed in this way: Government by coalition has its own peculiar set of problems. By forming a coalition, the rebels and the opposition parties defeated the government. a coalition government The coalition immediately decided to cut capital spending.Political movements and groups
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