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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"TSMC is excited to not only adopt the Cloud ourselves for our design enablement in TSMC advanced technologies, but also jointly implement OIP Virtual Design Environment (OIP VDE), through our collaboration with Cloud Alliance members Amazon Web Services, Cadence, Microsoft Azure, and Synopsys, lowering entry barriers of Cloud adoption for our common customers," Cliff Hou (???), vice president of Technology Development at TSMC, said in a statement.
Supplier relationship management, Cross-border alliances, Managing Alliance Portfolios and Unique Alliance Types
In Galapagos' alliance with GlaxoSmithKline (LON: GSK) in the area of infectious diseases, Galapagos received a EUR1m milestone payment.
Most authorities on the subject estimate that only 40 to 50 per cent of alliances achieve their objectives in the long run.
"Any agreement between Al-Iraqiya and another alliance will not be against any other alliance," al-Bateekh stressed.
The Center for Nursing Research facilitates the genesis and sustainment of New York State's research alliances. The Center is one of three centers that are part of the Foundation of New York State Nurses, a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to increase public knowledge and understanding of nursing, the nursing profession, and the arts and sciences on which human health depends.
Star Alliance CEO Jaan Albrecht said he sees a "renewed and more aggressive" interest in the alliance from member airlines as well as from nonallied carriers owing to the recession and industry downturn.
"dominated" the entire Grant Thorton alliance. The lesson here is that dominant members of alliances might be held liable for the misconduct of other members, even when they had nothing to do with the conduct at issue.
This forum allows all the SSA partners to share concerns and discuss lessons learned; and most important, it allows the government and suppliers to develop operational and strategic process improvements that benefit all of the alliances. Some round tables are held at DSCR but most are held at varying supplier sites.
"Symantec and BEA have enjoyed a long partnership and the GMA program can help BEA customers manage their availability, performance and provisioning of mission critical applications," said Niall Wall, vice president of business development and alliances, Symantec Corp.
The Huntsman plan would build on Utah's "Alliance for Prosperity" with Mexico, which was announced during Huntsman's mid-July visit to Mexico City.

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