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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.)

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Coalitionists are normally tireless advocates of their cause, but are also normally able to spend more time on the content of the animating issue(s).
Internal to the alliance, this coalitionist decision involved an answer to the problem of "sharing," to employ the term in use, in the defense of Europe, which was not truly threatened.
For the coalition it was a hopeless cause, and of the ninety-six coalitionists who lost their seats at the polls, forty-seven were Foxites.
The Calgary labour community of the teens and twenties strikes me as one with many--perhaps too many--different tricks up its collective sleeve, and with regard to generalizations like the influence: of the Lloyd George coalitionists, it is important not to throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water.
Remember, I was grumpy: we had just come through three airports demanding two luggage searches, two eyeball inspections, two belt-less, shoeless shuffles past snarling security staff and two lengthy delays, only to discover from Nick Clegg and his Coalitionists that political expediency rules out runway expansions at Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted.
On the other, the political fallout would give the new Welsh Labour leader a springboard to hammer the 'coalitionists' in the 2011 election.
The coalitionists proceed on what we can identify as three myths or major fallacies.
In the 1980s, when Jesse Jackson was the great hope of progressive coalitionists, unions could repay him for his past picket line support in places like Jay, Maine, by backing his insurgent races in Democratic primaries; by November most labor activists were back in the mainstream fold, toiling for Mondale or Dukakis.
Patullo who opposed the coalitionists shouted: "Coalition with the Conservatives will be the end of the Liberal Party in British Columbia." Hodges responded: "Coalition won't kill any party that hasn't germs of decay in it already."