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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alliance  \Al*li"ance\,  v.  t. 
  To  connect  by  alliance;  to  ally.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alliance  \Al*li"ance\,  n.  [OE.  aliaunce  OF  aliance,  F. 
  alliance,  fr  OF  alier,  F.  allier.  See  {Ally},  and  cf  LL 
  alligantia.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  allied;  the  act  of  allying  or  uniting; 
  a  union  or  connection  of  interests  between  families, 
  states,  parties,  etc.,  especially  between  families  by 
  marriage  and  states  by  compact,  treaty,  or  league;  as 
  matrimonial  alliances;  an  alliance  between  church  and 
  state;  an  alliance  between  France  and  England. 
 
  2.  Any  union  resembling  that  of  families  or  states;  union  by 
  relationship  in  qualities;  affinity. 
 
  The  alliance  of  the  principles  of  the  world  with 
  those  of  the  gospel.  --C.  J.  Smith. 
 
  The  alliance  .  .  .  between  logic  and  metaphysics. 
  --Mansel. 
 
  3.  The  persons  or  parties  allied.  --Udall. 
 
  Syn:  Connection;  affinity;  union;  confederacy;  confederation; 
  league;  coalition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alliance 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  allied  or  confederated  [syn:  {confederation}] 
  2:  a  connection  based  on  kinship  or  marriage  or  common 
  interest:  "the  shifting  alliances  within  a  large  family"; 
  "their  friendship  constitutes  a  powerful  bond  between 
  them"  [syn:  {bond}] 
  3:  an  organization  of  people  (or  countries)  involved  in  a  pact 
  or  treaty  [syn:  {coalition},  {alignment},  {alinement}] 
  [ant:  {nonalignment}] 
  4:  a  formal  agreement  establishing  an  association  or  alliance 
  between  nations  or  other  groups  to  achieve  a  particular 
  aim 
  5:  the  act  of  forming  an  alliance  or  confederation  [syn:  {confederation}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Alliance,  NC  (town,  FIPS  1000) 
  Location:  35.14448  N,  76.80789  W 
  Population  (1990):  583  (256  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Alliance,  NE  (city,  FIPS  905) 
  Location:  42.10037  N,  102.87393  W 
  Population  (1990):  9765  (4108  housing  units) 
  Area:  12.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  69301 
  Alliance,  OH  (city,  FIPS  1420) 
  Location:  40.91110  N,  81.11715  W 
  Population  (1990):  23376  (9598  housing  units) 
  Area:  21.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  44601 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ALLIANCE 
 
    A  complete  set  of  {CAD}  tools  for  teaching  Digital 
  {CMOS}  {VLSI}  Design  in  Universities.  It  includes  a  {VHDL} 
  compiler  and  simulator,  {logic  synthesis}  tools,  and  automatic 
  place  and  route  tools.  ALLIANCE  is  the  result  of  a  ten  years 
  effort  at  University  Pierre  et  Marie  Curie  (PARIS  VI  France). 
 
  It  runs  on  {Sun-4},  not  well  supported:  {MIPS}/{Ultrix}, 
  {386}/{SystemV}. 
 
  Current  version:  1.1,  as  of  1993-02-16. 
 
  (1993-02-16) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Alliance 
  a  treaty  between  nations,  or  between  individuals,  for  their 
  mutual  advantage. 
 
  Abraham  formed  an  alliance  with  some  of  the  Canaanitish 
  princes  (Gen.  14:13),  also  with  Abimelech  (21:22-32).  Joshua  and 
  the  elders  of  Israel  entered  into  an  alliance  with  the 
  Gibeonites  (Josh.  9:3-27).  When  the  Israelites  entered  Palestine 
  they  were  forbidden  to  enter  into  alliances  with  the  inhabitants 
  of  the  country  (Lev.  18:3,  4;  20:22,  23). 
 
  Solomon  formed  a  league  with  Hiram  (1  Kings  5:12).  This 
  "brotherly  covenant"  is  referred  to  250  years  afterwards  (Amos 
  1:9).  He  also  appears  to  have  entered  into  an  alliance  with 
  Pharaoh  (1  Kings  10:28,  29). 
 
  In  the  subsequent  history  of  the  kingdoms  of  Judah  and  Israel 
  various  alliances  were  formed  between  them  and  also  with 
  neighbouring  nations  at  different  times. 
 
  From  patriarchal  times  a  covenant  of  alliance  was  sealed  by 
  the  blood  of  some  sacrificial  victim.  The  animal  sacrificed  was 
  cut  in  two  (except  birds),  and  between  these  two  parts  the 
  persons  contracting  the  alliance  passed  (Gen.  15:10).  There  are 
  frequent  allusions  to  this  practice  (Jer.  34:18).  Such  alliances 
  were  called  "covenants  of  salt"  (Num.  18:19;  2  Chr.  13:5),  salt 
  being  the  symbol  of  perpetuity.  A  pillar  was  set  up  as  a 
  memorial  of  the  alliance  between  Laban  and  Jacob  (Gen.  31:52). 
  The  Jews  throughout  their  whole  history  attached  great 
  importance  to  fidelity  to  their  engagements.  Divine  wrath  fell 
  upon  the  violators  of  them  (Josh.  9:18;  2  Sam.  21:1,  2;  Ezek. 
  17:16). 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ALLIANCE,  n.  In  international  politics,  the  union  of  two  thieves  who 
  have  their  hands  so  deeply  inserted  in  each  other's  pockets  that  they 
  cannot  separately  plunder  a  third 
 
 




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