Definitions for: Coalition

[n] the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
[n] an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
[n] the state of being combined into one body

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

2. A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons,
parties, or states, having different interests.

A coalition of the puritan and the blackleg. --J.

The coalition between the religious and worldly
enemies of popery. --Macaulay.

Syn: Alliance; confederation; confederacy; league;
combination; conjunction; conspiracy; union.

Synonyms: alignment, alinement, alliance, coalescence, coalescency, concretion, conglutination, fusion

Antonyms: nonalignment, nonalinement

See Also: alliance, allies, ally, axis, bloc, combination, confederation, conjugation, entente, entente cordiale, federalisation, federalization, international organisation, international organization, jointure, organisation, organization, popular front, unification, unification, union, union, uniting, world organisation, world organization

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