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English definition of “league”

league

noun [C] uk   /liːɡ/ us  

league noun [C] (SPORT)

B1 a group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other: Who do you think will win the league championship this year? Liverpool were top of the Football League that year. They are currently bottom of the league.

league noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

a group of people or countries who join together because they have the same interest: the League of Nations
(Definition of league from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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