The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as, matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state; an alliance between France and England.
Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. George Bernard Shaw
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. Thomas Jefferson
Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. Ogden Nash
It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. Fred Allen
Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests. Stephen Kinzer