league

Part of speech: verb

To join in a league; combine.

Part of speech: noun

An alliance.

Part of speech: noun

A varying measure of distance. The marine league equals 3 geographic miles.

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Usage examples "league":

  1. It was a great error in the powerful league of 1793 to admit any neutrality at all; every Government that did not combat rebellion should have been considered and treated as its ally. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. But Neith answered, Brother, wilt thou also make league with Death, because Death is true? - "The Ethics of the Dust", John Ruskin.
  3. They were all now in league against the tailor. - "Lady Anna", Anthony Trollope.