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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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It begins with the League's relationships with our Representatives and Senators, and the community as a whole through coalition work, letters to the editor, forums and debates.
Morrison's Paradise thus re-imagines the bases from which coalitions are formed in ways that highlight the importance of coalition building in terms of a non-hierarchically based form of justice, while nevertheless retaining sight and sites of differences.
They see coalitions as a prime means of reducing outlays for marketing and sales support, to simplify negotiations and to help contain claim costs, administrative fees and communication expense.
In particular, Musgrove says it is important to encourage shelters that are members of the Oklahoma Coalition to develop culturally specific programs that can address the needs of all women who obtain services from them, including Native women.
The air pollution control district has hired a consultant, Thomason and Associates, a Las Vegas firm, to create a five-year plan for the coalition.
Despite the many challenges, these pioneering coalitions have brought affordable housing and environmental groups into dialogue.
Robertson's own survey indicated his Christian Coalition had been unable to corral the evangelical vote.
Some of its officials insist that solely the [Christian] Coalition knows the way, the truth and the right.
Formal coalitions with significant monetary commitments and a staff are a growing trend.
But, he adds, not all coalitions have been as successful.
Christian Coalition officials have never satisfactorily explained the whereabouts of the missing 1.