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Definition of Association


  1. The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
  2. Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
  3. Union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose; as, the American Association for the Advancement of Science; a benevolent association. Specifically, as among the Congregationalists, a society, consisting of a number of ministers, generally the pastors of neighboring churches, united for promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.

Association Quotations

Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Leo Tolstoy

A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
Will Rogers

If we don't get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties.
Harvey Weinstein

It is my contention that civil disobediences are nothing but the latest form of voluntary association, and that they are thus quite in tune with the oldest traditions of the country.
Hannah Arendt

The association promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects. Yet it is an association for as noble a purpose as any involved in any prior decisions.
William O. Douglas
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Association Translations

association in Afrikaans is vereniging
association in Dutch is bond, genootschap, associatie
association in French is association
association in German is Vereinigung, Vorstellung
association in Italian is fasciatura
association in Latin is congressus
association in Norwegian is forening