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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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With only one-third of the council re-elected each year, it can take a very long time indeed to change the political control of Birmingham - which suits the coalitionists perfectly.