The definition of a league is a union of individuals, nations or groups in order to promote common interests or for protection.(noun)
See league in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ligg < OFr ligue < It liga < legare, to bind < L ligare: see ligature
Origin: ME lege < OFr legue < LL leuga, leuca, Gallic mile < Celt *leuca > OE leowe, mile
See league in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration (influenced by Italian lega)
Origin: of Middle English liege
Origin: , from Old French ligue
Origin: , from Medieval Latin liga
Origin: and from Old Italian lega, liga (from legare, to bind)
Origin: , both from Latin ligāre, to bind; see leig- in Indo-European roots.
noun Abbr. lea.
Origin: Middle English lege
Origin: , from Old French liue, leguee
Origin: , from Latin leuga, a measure of distance
Origin: , of Gaulish origin.
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