coalition

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See also: Coalition and coälition

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Borrowed from Middle French coalition, from Medieval Latin coalitiō, coalitiōnem, from Latin coalitus.

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coalition (countable and uncountable, plural coalitions)

  1. A temporary group or union of organizations, usually formed for a particular advantage.
    The Liberal Democrats and Conservative parties formed a coalition government in 2010.
    • 2013 May 23, Sarah Lyall, "British Leader’s Liberal Turn Sets Off a Rebellion in His Party," New York Times (retrieved 29 May 2013):
      At a time when Mr. Cameron is being squeezed from both sides — from the right by members of his own party and by the anti-immigrant, anti-Europe U.K. Independence Party, and from the left by his Liberal Democrat coalition partners — the move seemed uncharacteristically clunky.
  2. (rare) The collective noun for a group of cheetahs.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Medieval Latin coalitiō, coalitiōnem, from Latin coalitus (fellowship, communion).

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coalition f (plural coalitions)

  1. coalition

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  • Polish: koalicja
  • Romanian: coaliție
  • Turkish: koalisyon

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