Definition of coalition in English:

coalition

Line breaks: co|ali¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

Derivatives

coalitionist

noun
More example sentences
  • Here, however, the coalitionists are waiting for an appropriate judgement by the Federal Constitutional Court.
  • The ensuing election in December gave the coalitionists an overwhelming victory.
  • During January and February 1784 the coalition's majority in the House of Commons shrank rapidly, and in the ensuing general election ninety-six coalitionists lost their seats.

Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'fusion'): from medieval Latin coalitio(n-), from the verb coalescere (see coalesce). Usage in politics dates from the late 18th century.

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