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ALLIANCE, relationship. The union or connexion of two persons or families by marriage, which is also called affinity. This is derived from the Latin preposition ad and ligare, to bind. Vide Inst 1, 10, 6; Dig 38, 10, 4, 3; and Affinity.

ALLIANCE, international law. A contract, treaty, or league between two sovereigns or states, made to insure their safety and common defence.
     2. Alliances made for warlike purposes are divided in general into defensive and offensive; in the former the nation only engages to defend her ally in case he be attacked; in the latter she unites with him for the purpose of making an attack, or jointly waging the war against another nation. Some alliances are both offensive and defensive; and there seldom is an offensive alliance which is not also defensive. Vattel, B. 3, c. 6, Sec. 79; 2 Dall. 15.

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The Platform of the Civic Alliance Party establishes the aims (the construction of a prosperous, free, modern and democratic country, the profound reformation of the society, the cultivation of the civic mentality etc.
Several Alliance party offices have been attacked after party members on Belfast City Counci brokered a compromise deal only to fly the flag on designated days.
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The leader of the crosscommunity Alliance Party, David Ford, became the first Northern Ireland politician to hold the ministry for 38 years after law and order powers were devolved from Westminster to the Stormont Assembly.
Abdul Dean is fighting a regional seat for the Christian Peoples Alliance Party.
The Christian People's Alliance party has just won three seats in the local government elections in Newham in London's East End.
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ALLIANCE Party deputy leader Eileen Bell has announced she is to step down from politics.
She will represent the Legalise Cannabis Alliance party and plans to stand against the secretary of state for Wales, Peter Hain, in his constituency of Neath.
The Alliance Party is to call on the Government to address the problems of segregation by meeting the growing demand for integrated schools, mixed workplaces and housing areas.
If the new party clings to the social conservatism of many of its Alliance forebears, voters will see it as merely a re-labelled Alliance party, which in turn would be political poison.

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