Part of speech: noun

An alliance of persons, parties, or states.

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Usage examples "coalition":

  1. This Duke became Prime Minister of England in 1783, when a Coalition Government was in office. - "The Portland Peerage Romance", Charles J. Archard.
  2. 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", Joseph J. Mereto.
  3. 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", John Gibson Lockhart.