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English definition of “alliance”

alliance

noun [C]     /əˈlaɪ.əns/
C2 a group of countries , political parties , or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims : a military alliance NATO is sometimes called the Atlantic Alliance.Groups of people C2 an agreement to work with someone else to try to achieve the same thing: The three smaller parties have forged / formed an alliance against the government . Some of us feel that the union is in alliance with management against us.Creating alliances
(Definition of alliance noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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