- The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated: the group has no affiliation to any preservation society [count noun]: his political affiliationsMore example sentences
annexing, attaching, connecting, joining, bonding, uniting, combining, associating, aligning, allying, amalgamation, amalgamating, merging, incorporation, incorporating, integration, integrating, federating, federation, confederating, confederation, coupling, fusion; connection, relationship, fellowship, partnership, association, coalition, union, alliance, alignment, attachment, link, bond, tie, yoke; communication, rapport, sympathy, cooperation, collaboration, belonging• rare consociation
- 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.
late 18th century: from French, from medieval Latin affiliatio(n-), from the verb affiliare (see affiliate).