What does the word alliance mean?

Usage examples for alliance

  1. 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 by Maurice Baring
  2. " 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 by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009