- 1Communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations: the head porter works in close liaison with the reception officeMore example sentences
- Management of toxicities in the community requires close liaison with the hospital team, and severe toxicity requires immediate admission.
- He said the Institute was putting in place a framework for the resolution of the problem and towards this end, it would work in close liaison with the residents, students, community leaders and the Gardai.
- On the contrary, ‘lobbying’ must be applied vigorously in close liaison with constituent social movements.
- 1.1 [count noun] A person who acts as a link to assist communication or cooperation between people: he’s our liaison with a number of interested partiesMore example sentences
- If you want to interview someone in particular, see if a media liaison can arrange it for you.
- This eight-week program trains parents to be active participants and advocates in their children's education and to share these skills as community liaisons.
- Advisers serve advisees as advocates, guides, group leaders, community builders, liaisons with parents, and evaluation coordinators.
- 1.2 [count noun] A sexual relationship, especially one that is secret or illicit: she abandoned her loyalty to her absent husband in favour of a sexual liaison with WilliamMore example sentences
- In desperation, she entered warily into a sexual liaison with an army captain, who offered some promise of economic stability.
- In 1613, she was accused of having a sexual liaison with a neighbour and to clear her name, went to the Church Court.
- Above and below, divisions blur and the long-established equilibrium is knocked off balance amid revelations of illicit sexual liaisons and dubious business dealings.
- 2The binding or thickening agent of a sauce, often based on egg yolks.More example sentences
- A liaison of egg yolk and/or a little cream can be added at the end to enrich it and make it even more velvety.
- 3 Phonetics (In French and other languages) the sounding of a consonant that is normally silent at the end of a word, because the next word begins with a vowel.More example sentences
- Perhaps, in the final analysis, French liaison and linking in English may not be so different after all.
mid 17th century (as a cookery term): from French, from lier 'to bind'.