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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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It is a kind of assemblage of societies that constitute a new one, capable of increasing, by means of new associations, till they arrive to such a degree of power as to be able to provide for the security of the united body.
Are you of the number of those to whom such associations give no pleasure?
On the evening that I spoke before the Association there must have been not far from four thousand persons present.
He was your creature--or the creature of all the trusts and employers' associations, which is the same thing.
What other association besides the association with Dexter did I connect with the corridor?
It may be observed, however, that the fanciful notion of pre-existence is combined with a true but partial view of the origin and unity of knowledge, and of the association of ideas.
On the morrow after this conversation every member of the association received a sealed circular couched in the following terms:
The member of the association who would bind a paperbox maiden to his conquering chariot scorned to employ Beau Brumme1 airs.
All simultaneously generated engrams are associated; there is also association of successively aroused engrams, though this is reducible to simultaneous association.
He saw that this association was a mere anchor to save him from self-contempt.
And then won't you need a buryin' association to bury 'em?
If all zealous Protestants had been publicly urged to join an association for the avowed purpose of singing a hymn or two occasionally, and hearing some indifferent speeches made, and ultimately of petitioning Parliament not to pass an act for abolishing the penal laws against Roman Catholic priests, the penalty of perpetual imprisonment denounced against those who educated children in that persuasion, and the disqualification of all members of the Romish church to inherit real property in the United Kingdom by right of purchase or descent,--matters so far removed from the business and bosoms of the mass, might perhaps have called together a hundred people.

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