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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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As this government is composed of small republics, it enjoys the internal happiness of each; and with respect to its external situation, it is possessed, by means of the association, of all the advantages of large monarchies.
An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the mediaeval commune; here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany), there taxable "third estate" of the monarchy (as in France), afterwards, in the period of manufacture proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and, in fact, corner-stone of the great monarchies in general, the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world-market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway.
It ended in the ruin of most of the partners of the Northwest Company; and the merging of the relics of that establishment, in 1821, in the rival association.
Are you of the number of those to whom such associations give no pleasure?
Early association with country solitudes had bred in him an unconquerable, and almost unreasonable, aversion to modern town life, and shut him out from such success as he might have aspired to by following a mundane calling in the impracticability of the spiritual one.
These new associations are composed of men and women of superior talents and sentiments; yet it may easily be questioned whether such a community will draw, except in its beginnings, the able and the good; whether those who have energy will not prefer their chance of superiority and power in the world, to the humble certainties of the association; whether such a retreat does not promise to become an asylum to those who have tried and failed, rather than a field to the strong; and whether the members will not necessarily be fractions of men, because each finds that he cannot enter it, without some compromise.
The scheme came to nothing finally, but in the mean time we escaped from the little city and its sorrowful associations of fruitless labor, and had a year in the country, which was blest, at least to us children, by sojourn in a log-cabin, while a house was building for us.
like wild-flowers,' said he; 'others I don't care about, because I have no particular associations connected with them--except one or two.
He was your creature--or the creature of all the trusts and employers' associations, which is the same thing.
I am afraid I have ignorantly revived some painful associations.
He seemed, indeed, singularly fond of his own company--or, as the PERSONNEL of the Advance expressed it, "grossly addicted to evil associations.
The great captains of industry, the oligarchs, had for the first time thrown their full weight into the breach the struggling employers' associations had made.

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