coalition

  • 1 coalition — [ kɔalisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1544 relig.; lat. coalitus, de coalescere « s unir »; repris à l angl., 1718 1 ♦ Réunion momentanée de puissances, de partis ou de personnes dans la poursuite d un intérêt commun d opposition ou de défense. ⇒ alliance,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 coalition — co‧a‧li‧tion [ˌkəʊəˈlɪʆn◂ ǁ ˌkoʊə ] noun 1. [countable] a group of people who join together to achieve a particular purpose: • A coalition of junior doctors, managers, and consultants must assess the working practices of all staff. 2.… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Coalition — Co a*li tion, n. [LL. coalitio: cf. F. coalition. See {Coalesce}.] 1. The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms. Bentley. [1913 Webster] 2. A combination, for temporary purposes, of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 coalition — 1610s, the growing together of parts, from Fr. coalition (1540s), from L.L. coalitus fellowship, originally pp. of L. coalescere (see COALESCE (Cf. coalesce)). First used in a political sense 1715 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 Coalition — (v. lat.), 1) Aneinanderhängen ursprünglich freier Pflanzentheile; 2) Verbindung mehrerer Mächte zu einer kriegerischen Unternebmung gegen einen gemeinsamen Feind (vgl. Bündniß); bes. die Vereinigungen der europäischen Mächte gegen Frankreich.… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 coalition — I noun affiliation, alliance, amalgamation, association, binding, bond, cartel, combination, combine, coming together, community, concurrence, confluence, conglomerate, congress, conjoining, conjunctio, conjunction, conjuncture, connection,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 coalition — COALITION. s. f. Il se dit en Physique pour signifier l Union intime de plusieurs substances. Il se dit au moral De la réunion de différens partis, de la ligue de plusieurs Puissances …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 8 coalition — fusion, confederacy, confederation, federation, *alliance, league …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 coalition — [n] allied group, association affiliation, alliance, amalgam, amalgamation, anschluss, bloc, coadunation, combination, combine, compact, confederacy, confederation, conjunction, consolidation, conspiracy, faction, federation, fusion, integration …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 coalition — ► NOUN ▪ a temporary alliance, especially of political parties forming a government. DERIVATIVES coalitionist noun. ORIGIN Latin, from coalescere coalesce …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 coalition — [kō΄ə lish′ən] n. [ML coalitio < LL coalitus, fellowship, orig. pp. of coalescere: see COALESCE] 1. a combination; union 2. a temporary alliance of factions, nations, etc., for some specific purpose, as of political parties in times of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Coalition — A coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self interest, joining forces together for a common cause. This alliance may be temporary or a matter of convenience. A… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 Coalition — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Coalition », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) D une manière générale, une coalition… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 14 coalition — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ strong ▪ loose ▪ broad, broad based, international, multilateral, multiracial, rainbow …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 coalition — n. (pol.) 1) to form a coalition 2) to break up, dissolve a coalition 3) a coalition breaks up, falls apart 4) a political coalition 5) (AE) a rainbow coalition ( a political coalition consisting of representatives of various ethnic groups ) 6) a …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 coalition — 01. The Liberal and the New Democratic parties are expected to form a [coalition] government since neither was able to win a clear majority. 02. The candidate has received the support of a [coalition] of environmental and human rights… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 coalition */*/ — UK [ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkoʊəˈlɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms coalition : singular coalition plural coalitions a) a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together a four party coalition coalition… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 coalition — co|a|li|tion W3 [ˌkəuəˈlıʃən US ˌkouə ] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: Latin coalitus, past participle of coalescere; COALESCE] 1.) a union of two or more political parties that allows them to form a government or fight an election… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 COALITION — s. f. Réunion de différents partis, ligue de plusieurs puissances. Former une coalition. Une coalition redoutable. Détruire une coalition.   Il se dit aussi, dans la Législation pénale, en parlant D un concert de mesures pratiqué par plusieurs… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 20 coalition — (government)    A coalition is an alliance between groups or parties for some temporary or specific reason. A coalition government is one in which power is shared between two or more parties, based on the distribution among them of ministerial… …

    Glossary of UK Government and Politics