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
Alliances and partnerships produce stability when they reflect realities and interests. Stephen Kinzer
My view is that you still, in order to win from the Labour perspective, have to have a strong alliance with business as well as the unions. You have got to be very much in the centre ground on things like public sector reform. Tony Blair
Like life, peace begins with women. We are the first to forge lines of alliance and collaboration across conflict divides. Zainab Salbi