The definition of a coalition is a group that forms for a specific purpose or cause.
An example of a coalition is a task force working on children’s health.
- a combination; union
- an alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency
Origin of coalitionMedieval Latin coalitio from Late Latin coalitus, fellowship, origin, originally past participle of coalescere: see coalesce
- An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
- A combination into one body; a union.
- a. A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.b. A transitory association of animals of the same species in which members join forces against another animal or animals to defend against an attack or gain access to a resource.
Origin of coalitionFrench from Medieval Latin coalitiō coalitiōn- from Latin coalitus past participle of coalēscere to grow together ; see coalesce .
- A temporary group or union of organizations, usually formed for a particular advantage.
- The Liberal Democrats and Conservative parties formed a coalition government in 2010.