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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.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The forum brings together approximately 3,000 attendees representing coalitions from all regions of the country and internationally, government leaders, youth, prevention specialists, addiction treatment professionals, addiction recovery advocates, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, and faith-based leaders.
Secretary-General of the Machrou Tounes Movement Mohsen Marzouk said the coalition is made up of civil society organisations, independent figures and 11 political parties.
In this model, intra-coalition interference is negligible and the performance of SBSs participating in the game is influenced by other coalitions. Hence, the utility value of any coalition [S.sub.k] [member of] CS lies not only on the SBSs in the coalition [S.sub.k] , but also on the coalition structure CS, time sharing strategy [[GAMMA].sub.CS] and energy harvesting strategy [E.sub.CS].
* set the conditions for stronger coalitions and enhanced interoperability for future operations
The sources expected that Diyala coalition will reap 6-7 parliamentary seats in the new session, the State of Law coalition will get 3-4 seats, and the Kurdistan Alliance will get two seats, while the national coalition and citizen get one seat each.
This gap in the literature in regard to CCAT and drug and alcohol interventions could be filled with future studies that expand what has already been established with coalitions and health promotion initiatives.
Perhaps what is most refreshing is that Tattersall sets aside a final chapter to detail broadly five specific recommendations for effective union-community coalitions. When it came to generating organisational participation in coalitions, she notes that 'less is more' (p.
Her findings give rise to three theoretical propositions, two of which appear to be fairly non-controversial: "First, coalitions are most successful when they achieve social change while operating in a way that builds organizational strength for their participating organizations ...
"The National Coalition had always confirmed commitment towards the Arbil Agreement and its readiness to implement all its articles gradually, because it is not possible to implement everything in one day," Ali al-Shilah said, adding that his Coalition "had not reached a new agreement towards the NCSP."
Too often coalitions have been just another media stunt, an opportunity to list a large number of organisations on a letterhead in support of, or against, an issue.