(?), n. [LL. coalitio: cf. F. coalition. See Coalesce.] 1. The act of coalescing; union into a body or mass, as of separate bodies or parts; as, a coalition of atoms. Bentley.
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2. A combination, for temporary purposes, of persons, parties, or states, having different interests.
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A coalition of the puritan and the blackleg.
J. Randolph.
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The coalition between the religious and worldly enemies of popery.

Syn. -- Alliance; confederation; confederacy; league; combination; conjunction; conspiracy; union.
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