coalition


coalition
noun
ADJECTIVE
strong
loose
broad, broad-based, international, multilateral, multiracial, rainbow

a broad-based coalition of religious and community groups

majority, minority
grand

a grand coalition of various environmental groups

centre-left/center-left, centre-right/center-right, conservative, left-wing, liberal, progressive, radical, right-wing
two-party, three-party, etc.
bipartisan
governing, government, ruling
opposition
political
VERB + COALITION
assemble, build, create, forge, form, organize, put together

The two parties have formed a coalition.

join
head, lead

a coalition led by the Socialist Party

COALITION + VERB
break up, collapse, fall, fall apart
COALITION + NOUN
government
member, partner, party, spokesman
forces, troops
PREPOSITION
in (a/the) coalition

The two parties governed in coalition for four years.

the biggest party in the government coalition

coalition between

a coalition between the Socialists and Communists

coalition of

a broad coalition of democratic and republican groups

coalition with

They formed a coalition with the Greens.


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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • coalition — fusion, confederacy, confederation, federation, *alliance, league …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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

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

  • 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


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