Etymology
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coalition (n.)

1610s, "the growing together of parts," from French coalition (1540s), from Late Latin coalitus "fellowship," originally past participle of Latin coalescere "unite, grow together, become one in growth" (see coalesce). Political sense, "voluntary temporary union of persons, parties, nations, etc., for the attainment of a certain object" is attested by 1715.

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Definitions of coalition

coalition (n.)
an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty;
Synonyms: alliance / alignment / alinement
coalition (n.)
the state of being combined into one body;
Synonyms: fusion
coalition (n.)
the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts;
Synonyms: coalescence / coalescency / concretion / conglutination
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