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affiliation Line breaks: af¦fili|ation
Pronunciation: /əfɪlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of affiliation in English:


[mass noun]
The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated: the group has no affiliation to any preservation society [count noun]: his political affiliations
More example sentences
  • No trade unionism based on political affiliation or on communal lines should be allowed in the police force.
  • I do not know the political affiliation of most of my colleagues.
  • We, of course, accept that individual members of the taskforce are free from political affiliation.
connection, relationship, fellowship, partnership, association, coalition, union, alliance, alignment, attachment, link, bond, tie, yoke;
communication, rapport, sympathy, cooperation, collaboration, belonging


Late 18th century: from French, from medieval Latin affiliatio(n-), from the verb affiliare (see affiliate).

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