Part of speech: noun

A formal union, as between states; intimate relationship.

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Usage examples "alliance":

  1. Amongst these was the alliance of Nikitin and Andrey Vassilievitch. - "The Dark Forest", Hugh Walpole.
  2. I want you to find her a husband- some one who will keep her in order and not stand any nonsense; at the same time I should like it to be a suitable and proper alliance- suitable for me too, that is to say. - "The Blue Rose Fairy Book", Maurice Baring.
  3. " Not at all," said the unfortunate father, " I feel how much I ought to value your advice, and an alliance with your family would please me more than anything." - "Jacqueline, Complete", (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009.