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affiliation

noun [C or U]     /əˌfɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/
a connection with a political party or religion, or with a larger organization: The group has affiliations with several organizations abroad. Their lack of affiliation to any particular bank allows them to give objective financial advice. political affiliationsJoining and leaving groups and organizations
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