Meaning of COALITION in English

COALITION

— coalitional , adj. — coalitioner , n.

/koh'euh lish"euhn/ , n.

1. a combination or alliance, esp. a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.

2. a union into one body or mass; fusion.

[ 1605-15; coalition- (s. of coalitio ), equiv. to coalit ( us ), ptp. of coalescere ( co- CO- + ali-, ptp. s. of alere to nourish + -tus ptp. suffix) + -ion- -ION; see COALESCE ]

Syn. 1. partnership; league.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .