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Definition of Alliance

Alliance

  1. 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.
  2. Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.
  3. The persons or parties allied.
  4. To connect by alliance; to ally.

Alliance Quotations

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

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
Thomas Jefferson

An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
Phaedrus

It is an exaggeration to call the Hamas and Islamic Jihad announcement a military alliance. It is rather a message that our people are united in the face of Israeli aggression.
Ahmed Yassin

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.
Clive Bell
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Alliance Translations

alliance in French is coalition, alliance
alliance in Italian is alleanza
alliance in Spanish is federacion, alianza

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