Coalition Definition

kōə-lĭshən
noun
A combination; union.
Webster's New World
An alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of national emergency.
Webster's New World
A long-term cooperative alliance among a small number of male lions or cheetahs, especially to gain access to females or territory.
American Heritage
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.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary
Antonyms:
disassociation
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Other Word Forms of Coalition

Noun

Singular:
coalition
Plural:
coalitions

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

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