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.
Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto. Thomas Jefferson
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
Not in achievement, but in endurance, of the human soul, does it show its divine grandeur and its alliance with the infinite. Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests. Stephen Kinzer
The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity. Jeffrey Sachs