Liaison Definition

lē-āzŏn, lēā-
liaisons, liaison
noun
liaisons
An instance or a means of communication between different groups or units of an organization, especially in the armed forces.
American Heritage
A linking up or connecting of two or more separate entities or of the parts, as military units, of a whole so that they can work together effectively.
Webster's New World
One that maintains communication.
Served as the president's liaison with Congress.
American Heritage
An illicit love affair.
Webster's New World
A sexual relationship, especially when at least one person is married or involved in a sexual relationship with someone else.
American Heritage
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verb
To serve as a liaison.
American Heritage

(proscribed) To liaise.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Liaison

Noun

Singular:
liaison
Plural:
liaisons

Origin of Liaison

  • From French liaison (“binding"), from Latin ligatio (stem ligation-) (English ligation), derived from ligō, from Proto-Indo-European *leygÊ°- (“to bind").

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French from Latin ligātiō ligātiōn- from ligātus past participle of ligāre to bind ligate

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

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