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coalition

noun affiliation, alliance, amalgamation, association, binding, bond, cartel, combination, combine, coming together, community, concurrence, confluence, conglomerate, congress, conjoining, conjunctio, conjuncture, connection, consociation, consolidation, consortium, conspiratio, convergence, cooperation, fellowship, fusing, fusion, fusion of interests, group, integration, interlocking, joint concern, joint endeavor, junction, league, meeting, merger, merging, mixture, muuual concern, partnership, society, sodality, syndicate, union, union of factions, unity
See also: affiliation, alliance, assemblage, association, band, cabal, cartel, centralization, coaction, coalescence, combination, compact, company, concert, confederacy, connection, consortium, conspiracy, contact, contribution, corporation, federation, incorporation, institute, integration, league, merger, organization, pact, partnership, party, pool, relation, relationship, side, society, syndicate, union, unity

COALITION, French law. By this word is understood an unlawful agreement among several persons, not to do a thing except on some conditions agreed upon.
     2. The most usual coalitions are, 1st. those which take place among master workmen, to reduce, diminish or fix at a low rate the wages of journeymen and other workmen; 2d. those among workmen or journeymen, not to work except at a certain price. These offences are punished by fine and imprisonment. Dict. de Police, h.t. In our law this offence is known by the name of conspiracy. (q.v.)

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18) Phil Carswell, a member of the Booklet Collective, has pointed out that the relationship between the Communist Party and Young, Gay and Proud is reflected not only in the use of the Party's Sydney printer to produce the booklet but also by the booklet's coalitionist tone, which Carswell identifies as being influenced by the coalitionist discourse within the Party during that period (personal correspondence, 27 February 2005).
Internal to the alliance, this coalitionist decision involved an answer to the problem of "sharing," to employ the term in use, in the defense of Europe, which was not truly threatened.
The Calgary labour community of the teens and twenties strikes me as one with many--perhaps too many--different tricks up its collective sleeve, and with regard to generalizations like the influence: of the Lloyd George coalitionists, it is important not to throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water.
As to Pat Buchanan supporters: Those who prefer populism, patriotism, constitutionalism, America first, "fair trade" - not "free trade," for keeping America out of other people's wars, and for moral righteousness are not all Christian Coalitionists as many journalists would lead us to believe.
Later, at almost 11 that night, as dozens of coalitionists milled around the audio- and videotape table waiting for an opportunity to snap up the words of Buchanan, the man they'd just heard, they held an informal poll of what Republican ticket they would support.