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alliance

noun accordance, adhesion, affiliation, agreement, alignment, amalgamation, association, band, bloc, cartel, centralization, chain, coalescence, coalition, combination, combine, compact, company, concert, confederacy, conformity, conjunction, connection, connivance, consolidation, consortium, contract, convention, cooperative, corporation, covenant, fusion, integration, junction, league, merger, pact, partnership, peace, pool, rapprochement, relationship, sodality, syndicate, treaty, trust, union
See also: adhesion, affiliation, agreement, association, band, cartel, centralization, chain, coaction, coalescence, coalition, cohabitation, collusion, committee, compact, concert, confederacy, conformity, conjunction, connection, connivance, consortium, contact, contract, contribution, cooperative, corporation, federation, integration, kinship, league, loyalty, marriage, matrimony, merger, mutual understanding, nexus, organization, pact, partnership, peace, pool, propinquity, rapport, rapprochement, relation, society, sodality, syndicate, treaty, understanding

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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Although Alliance officials say district leaders are supportive, when reached for comment this week, Romer was noncommittal about the group's charter proposal.
Second: Platforms (and support capabilities) to transport Alliance forces rapidly to wherever they are needed, and to supply them until their mission is completed.
The further you integrate in an alliance makes it harder to leave.
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The CEOs of each company must have a common vision, and they must be committed to the alliance to make the venture work.
Another problem involves potential technology leaks, particularly when alliance partners are competitors.
For example, a two-firm alliance I know of didn't make it past a year because one partner was able to make decisions quickly but the other one dithered.
give it some room to take off and to be a functioning entity without concerns about undercapitalization - the members committed themselves to paying about two years of Alliance operating income needs.
Not only was the Northwest/KLM alliance the first major airline alliance in the world, ours is the most deeply integrated," said Phil Haan, executive vice president - international, alliances and information technology and chairman of NWA Cargo.