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Definition of "coalition" []

  • An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations. (noun)
  • A combination into one body; a union. (noun)
  • A group of usually two to six male lions that drive off and replace the male lions in a pride in order to mate with the females and protect the resulting offspring. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coalition" in a sentence
  • "There is only one coalition possible—the coalition of the workers, soldiers and poorest peasants; and it is our party’s honour to have realised that coalition…."
  • ""It's normal for the President to reshuffle the Cabinet, particularly for ministers from coalition parties that are not committed * to the coalition*," he said."
  • "Ignatieff: «The coalition if necesary, but not necessarily the coalition»"