alliance


alliance
The relation or union between persons or families contracted by intermarriage; affinity. State of being allied.
In international law, a union, association or confederation of two or more states or nations, formed by league or treaty, for the joint prosecution of a war (offensive alliance), or for their mutual assistance and protection in repelling hostile attacks (defensive alliance).
The league or treaty by which the association is formed. The act of confederating, by league or treaty, for the purposes mentioned. The term is also used in a wider sense, embracing unions for objects of common interest to the contracting parties, as the "Holy Alliance" entered into in 1815 by Prussia, Austria and Russia for the purpose of counteracting the revolutionary movement in the interest of political liberalism

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  • alliance — [ aljɑ̃s ] n. f. • XIIe; de allier 1 ♦ Union contractée par engagement mutuel. Dr. internat. Union de deux puissances qui s engagent par un traité (traité d alliance) à se porter mutuellement secours en cas de guerre. ⇒ coalition, entente, ligue …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Alliance — bezeichnet Aliance TW, ein tschechisches Firmenkonsortium zum Bau von Straßenbahnen Alliance (Anwendung), ein Tauschbörsenprogramm für Freundesnetzwerke Alliance Automobiles, einen ehemaligen französischen Automobilhersteller Alliance (Band),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alliance — al‧li‧ance [əˈlaɪəns] noun [countable] COMMERCE 1. an agreement between two or more organizations to work together: • The two insurance companies agreed to form an alliance. alliance between • an alliance between the two media groups …   Financial and business terms

  • alliance — ALLIANCE. subs. fém. Union par mariage. Il a fait une grande alliance en mariant sa fille à un homme d une si haute naissance. Ces Maisons sont jointes par plusieurs alliances. f♛/b] Il se dit aussi De l union, de la confédération qui se fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Alliance — Alliance, NE U.S. city in Nebraska Population (2000): 8959 Housing Units (2000): 4062 Land area (2000): 4.767735 sq. miles (12.348377 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.012236 sq. miles (0.031691 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.779971 sq. miles (12.380068 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • alliance — alliance, league, coalition, fusion, confederacy, confederation, federation agree in the idea of combination, chiefly political, for a common object. Alliance applies particularly to a joining of interests on the part of families (by marriage) or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Alliance — Al*li ance, n. [OE. aliaunce, OF. aliance, F. alliance, fr. OF. alier, F. allier. See {Ally}, and cf. LL. alligantia.] 1. The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alliance — Alliance …   Wikipedia Español

  • alliance — [ə lī′əns] n. [ME aliaunce < OFr aleiance < alier: see ALLY] 1. an allying or being allied; specif., a union or joining, as of families by marriage 2. a close association for a common objective, as of nations, political parties, etc. 3. the …   English World dictionary

  • alliance — Alliance. s. f. Union, se dit de ceux qui se joignent par mariage. Il a fait une grande alliance en mariant sa fille à un Duc & Pair, les maisons sont jointes par plusieurs alliances. Il se dit aussi de l union de la confederation qui se fait… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Alliance, NC — U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 781 Housing Units (2000): 304 Land area (2000): 2.005003 sq. miles (5.192933 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.005003 sq. miles (5.192933 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


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