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Definition of League


  1. A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2.4 to 4.6 English statute miles of 5.280 feet each, and used (as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each.
  2. A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.
  3. An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc.
  4. To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate.
  5. To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements.
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League Translations

league in Dutch is bond, liga, verbond
league in Finnish is liitto
league in German is Liga, Bund, Liga
league in Hungarian is liga, 4.8 km
league in Norwegian is forbund, liga
league in Portuguese is liga
league in Spanish is liga