What does the word coalition mean?

Usage examples for coalition

  1. How can one subscribe to the doctrine of the class struggle and at the same time approve of Socialists joining in a coalition government, which of necessity will not be the agent of the workers but of the class with which the workers are at all times at war?.... – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  2. Far different success attended the better- considered movements by which the great powers of the new coalition re- opened the war. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart