- 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.
coalition definition by Webster's New World
- a combination; union
- a temporary alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency
Origin: Midieval Latin coalitio ; from Late Latin coalitus, fellowship, origin, originally past participle of coalescere: see coalesce
- coalitionist noun
coalition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
- A combination into one body; a union.
- A group of usually two to six male lions that drive off and replace the male lions in a pride in order to mate with the females and protect the resulting offspring.
Origin: French, from Medieval Latin coalitiō, coalitiōn-, from Latin coalitus, past participle of coalēscere, to grow together; see coalesce.
- coˌa·liˈtion·ist noun
coalition - Cultural Definition
An alliance of political groups formed to oppose a common foe or pursue a common goal.
- In countries with many political parties, none of which can get a majority of the citizens' votes, the only way an effective government can be formed is by a coalition of parties. Such coalitions are often unstable.