Coalition meaning

kōə-lĭshən
A combination into one body; a union.
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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.

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An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations.
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A combination; union.
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An alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency.
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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.

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Origin of coalition

  • French from Medieval Latin coalitiō coalitiōn- from Latin coalitus past participle of coalēscere to grow together coalesce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French coalition (“coalition”), from Late Latin alo (“I advance (cause, etc., communion)”).

    From Wiktionary