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association

n. any group of people who have joined together for a particular purpose, ranging from social to business, and usually meant to be a continuing organization. It can be formal, with rules and/or by-laws, membership requirements and other trappings of an organization, or it can be a collection of people without structure. An association is not a legally-established corporation or a partnership. To make this distinction the term "unincorporated association" is often used, although technically redundant.

association

(Alliance), noun affiliation, coalition, combination, combine, company, confederation, corporation, coterie, guild, league, syndicate, union
Associated concepts: articles of association, bar associaaions, beneficial associations, convenant of associations, joint stock associations, mutual benefit associations, prooessional associations, unincorporated associations, volunnary associations

association

(Connection), noun bond, coadjuvancy, coalition, colleagueship, combination, conjunction, connectedness, consociation, copartnership, coworking, involvement, joint enterprise, link, linkage, participation, partnership, relatedness, relation, relationship, societas, working in concert
See also: adhesion, affiliation, assemblage, assembly, attribution, band, cartel, centralization, chain, coaction, coalescence, coalition, collection, collusion, committee, compact, company, comparison, complex, confederacy, conformity, congregation, conjunction, connection, connivance, consolidation, consortium, contribution, cooperative, corporation, denomination, development, enterprise, federation, firm, foundation, incorporation, institute, integration, kinship, league, loyalty, merger, nexus, organization, partnership, party, profession, propinquity, relation, relationship, relevance, society, sodality, syndicate, trust, union

association

a group of individuals who come together for certain purposes. It has no separate legal personality, unlike a limited company. It is often regulated by a constitution and rules and run by office bearers. Freedom of association is a HUMAN RIGHT.

ASSOCIATION. The act of a number of persons uniting together for some purpose; the persons so joined are also called an association. See Company.

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A natural association of ideas," observed Horne Fisher.
He made it a point, whenever he found himself in company with the President, to pay him his respects, and he had not been discouraged by the fact that there was no association of ideas in the eye of the great man as he put out his hand presidentially and said, "Happy to meet you, sir.
I cannot tell what was the association of idea," observed he, very tranquilly, and as if he had never tasted wine in his life, "but just after your majesty, had struck the girl and thrown the wine in her face -- just after your majesty had done this, and while the parrot was making that odd noise outside the window, there came into my mind a capital diversion -- one of my own country frolics -- often enacted among us, at our masquerades: but here it will be new altogether.
As negotiation involves mutual consultation, it also involves common association of ideas, understanding one another, criticism, testing and bargain of ideas and views.
Arguing against the view that the "Grim Reaper" image emerged in the sixteenth century, he instead presents how "[t]he figure of the harvester as a messenger of death was not new at all, but part of a continuity or, at least, a consistent association of ideas and symbols" (p.
Though Whiteson cunningly constructs his passages of punning and word play, and ingenious association of ideas and phrases of different centuries and languages, the accumulation is distracting.
If anything, far from establishing a logical association of ideas, moulding racecourse attendance and levy income into the same thought process papers over the cracks of a theory bordering on misconception, which is easily explained but is rarely acknowledged by those leaders in racing who close their eyes to what is really happening in the big world outside the sport.

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