association

(redirected from free association)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
The Micronesian states have disproportionately large EEZs and very high population densities and are tied to larger neighbours through free associations and/or use of their currencies.
First, we created a list of 400 stimuli for Free association Test in Czech language.
I would like, at this point, to turn to The Compacts of Free Association.
He will point out the UN approved the concept of free association for self government in 1960 as adopted by former USA territories, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia and Palau.
The Free Association started life as live instrumental interjections on the album Come Get It I Got It, linking the tracks with some well funky weirdness.
London: Free Association Books (distributed by International Specialized Book Services), 1999.
The district court held that as a matter of first impression, habeas corpus was not the exclusive means to challenge parole conditions, and that the conditions did not violate the parolee's free association rights.
This free association has been in existence for nine years and is always looking to increase membership.
First, the law punishes people for their ideas rather than their actions and restricts people's rights to free association.
Palau obtained independence from the United States in 1994 and under its Compact of Free Association Washington is to provide aid to Palau every year for 15 years.
For all her postmodern jargon and eclectic visual matter, Jaffe's flamboyant arguments proceed by free association and fanciful etymology, and so prove insubstantial.
The rights of all of us to engage in a free association were at risk here," said the president of a homosexual group favoring individual liberty.