A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. It was first proposed in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, although the United States never joined the League. Essentially powerless, it was dissolved in 1946.
An international organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War. Its goals included disarmament, preventing war through collective security, settlingdisputes between countries through negotiation, diplomacy and improving global quality of life. The predecessor of the United Nations.
(proper) An association of nations (1920-46), established to promote international cooperation and peace: it was succeeded by the United Nations.
League-of-nations Sentence Examples
President Harding made plain in his first message that the United States would not enter the League of Nations.
He strongly opposed the League of Nations.
He strongly promoted the League of Nations in the early part of that year; he attended the International Socialist Conference at Berne; and in Dec. 1920 he paid an informal visit to Ireland in the hope of promoting peace.
Tardieu suggested a compromise by which the port and district of Fiume with most of eastern Istria and a total population of over 200,000 (mainly Yugosla y s) would form a small buffer state between Italy and Yugoslavia, under the guarantee of the League of Nations.
He was a strong supporter of President Wilson's policies and especially of the League of Nations.