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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alliance \Al*li"ance\, v. t.
     To connect by alliance; to ally. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alliance \Al*li"ance\, n. [OE. aliaunce, OF. aliance, F.
     alliance, fr. OF. alier, F. allier. See Ally, and cf. LL.
     1. The state of being allied; the act of allying or uniting;
        a union or connection of interests between families,
        states, parties, etc., especially between families by
        marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league; as,
        matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and
        state; an alliance between France and England.
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     2. Any union resembling that of families or states; union by
        relationship in qualities; affinity.
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              The alliance of the principles of the world with
              those of the gospel.                  --C. J. Smith.
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              The alliance . . . between logic and metaphysics.
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     3. The persons or parties allied. --Udall.
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     Syn: Connection; affinity; union; confederacy; confederation;
          league; coalition.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of being allied or confederated [syn: alliance,
      2: a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest;
         "the shifting alliances within a large family"; "their
         friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them" [syn:
         alliance, bond]
      3: an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact
         or treaty [syn: alliance, coalition, alignment,
         alinement] [ant: nonalignment, nonalinement]
      4: a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance
         between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
      5: the act of forming an alliance or confederation [syn:
         confederation, alliance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  266 Moby Thesaurus words for "alliance":
     Anschluss, Bund, NATO, Rochdale cooperative, SEATO,
     a world-without-end bargain, accompaniment, accord, accordance,
     addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, agglomeration,
     aggregation, agnation, agreement, alignment, alikeness,
     amalgamation, analogy, ancestry, anschluss, aping, approach,
     approximation, assemblage, assimilation, association, axis, band,
     bed, blend, blending, bloc, blood, blood relationship, body, bond,
     bond of matrimony, bridebed, brotherhood, brothership, cabal,
     cahoots, capitulation, cartel, centralization, closeness, club,
     co-working, coaction, coadunation, coalescence, coalition,
     cognation, cohabitation, coincidence, collaboration, colleagueship,
     collectivity, college, collegialism, collegiality, collusion,
     combination, combine, combined effort, combo, common ancestry,
     common descent, common market, community, comparability,
     comparison, composition, comradeship, concert, concerted action,
     concomitance, concord, concordance, concordat, concourse,
     concurrence, confederacy, confederation, confluence, conformity,
     confraternity, congeries, conglomeration, conjugal bond,
     conjugal knot, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection,
     consanguinity, consilience, consolidation, conspiracy,
     consumer cooperative, contiguity, contrariety, convention,
     cooperation, cooperative, cooperative society, copartnership,
     copartnery, copying, corps, correspondence, council, cousinhood,
     cousinship, coverture, credit union, customs union, dealings,
     deduction, disjunction, economic community, ecumenism, embodiment,
     enation, encompassment, enosis, entente, entente cordiale,
     fatherhood, federalization, federation, fellowship, filiation,
     fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization, free trade area,
     freemasonry, fusion, gang, group, grouping, holy matrimony,
     holy wedlock, homology, hookup, husbandhood, identity,
     ill-assorted marriage, imitation, inclusion, incorporation,
     integration, intercourse, intermarriage, international agreement,
     interracial marriage, intimacy, junction, junta, kindred, kinship,
     league, liaison, likeness, likening, link, linkage, linking,
     machine, marriage, marriage bed, marriage sacrament, match,
     maternity, matrilineage, matriliny, matrimonial union, matrimony,
     matrisib, matrocliny, meld, melding, merger, mesalliance, metaphor,
     mimicking, misalliance, miscegenation, mixed marriage, mob,
     motherhood, mutual attraction, mutual-defense treaty, nearness,
     nonaggression pact, nuptial bond, order, package, package deal,
     pact, paction, parallelism, parasitism, parity, partnership,
     paternity, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny,
     political machine, propinquity, proximity, rapport, relatedness,
     relation, relations, relationship, resemblance, ring,
     sacrament of matrimony, sameness, saprophytism, semblance, sibship,
     similarity, simile, similitude, simulation, simultaneity,
     sisterhood, sistership, society, sodality, solidification,
     sorority, spousehood, symbiosis, sympathy, synchronism, syncretism,
     syndication, syneresis, synergy, synthesis, tie, tie-in, tie-up,
     ties of blood, treaty, unification, union, united action, unity,
     wedded bliss, wedded state, weddedness, wedding, wedding knot,
     wedlock, wifehood

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A complete set of CAD tools for teaching Digital
     CMOS VLSI Design in Universities.  It includes a VHDL
     compiler and simulator, logic synthesis tools, and automatic
     place and route tools.  ALLIANCE is the result of a ten years
     effort at University Pierre et Marie Curie (PARIS VI, France).
     Sun-4,+not+well+supported:+MIPS/{Ultrix">It runs on Sun-4, not well supported: MIPS/{Ultrix,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a treaty between nations, or between individuals, for their
     mutual advantage.
       Abraham formed an alliance with some of the Canaanitish
     princes (Gen. 14:13), also with Abimelech (21:22-32). Joshua and
     the elders of Israel entered into an alliance with the
     Gibeonites (Josh. 9:3-27). When the Israelites entered Palestine
     they were forbidden to enter into alliances with the inhabitants
     of the country (Lev. 18:3, 4; 20:22, 23).
       Solomon formed a league with Hiram (1 Kings 5:12). This
     "brotherly covenant" is referred to 250 years afterwards (Amos
     1:9). He also appears to have entered into an alliance with
     Pharaoh (1 Kings 10:28, 29).
       In the subsequent history of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel
     various alliances were formed between them and also with
     neighbouring nations at different times.
       From patriarchal times a covenant of alliance was sealed by
     the blood of some sacrificial victim. The animal sacrificed was
     cut in two (except birds), and between these two parts the
     persons contracting the alliance passed (Gen. 15:10). There are
     frequent allusions to this practice (Jer. 34:18). Such alliances
     were called "covenants of salt" (Num. 18:19; 2 Chr. 13:5), salt
     being the symbol of perpetuity. A pillar was set up as a
     memorial of the alliance between Laban and Jacob (Gen. 31:52).
     The Jews throughout their whole history attached great
     importance to fidelity to their engagements. Divine wrath fell
     upon the violators of them (Josh. 9:18; 2 Sam. 21:1, 2; Ezek.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ALLIANCE, international law. A contract, treaty, or league between two
  sovereigns or states, made to insure their safety and common defence.
       2. Alliances made for warlike purposes are divided in general into
  defensive and offensive; in the former the nation only engages to defend her
  ally in case he be attacked; in the latter she unites with him for the
  purpose of making an attack, or jointly waging the war against another
  nation. Some alliances are both offensive and defensive; and there seldom is
  an offensive alliance which is not also defensive. Vattel, B. 3, c. 6, Sec.
  79; 2 Dall. 15.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  ALLIANCE, relationship. The union or connexion of two persons or families by
  marriage, which is also called affinity. This is derived from the Latin
  preposition ad and ligare, to bind. Vide Inst 1, 10, 6; Dig 38, 10, 4, 3;
  and Affinity.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  ALLIANCE, n.  In international politics, the union of two thieves who
  have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they
  cannot separately plunder a third.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Alliance, NE -- U.S. city in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    8959
     Housing Units (2000): 4062
     Land area (2000):     4.767735 sq. miles (12.348377 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.012236 sq. miles (0.031691 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.779971 sq. miles (12.380068 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            00905
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             42.101382 N, 102.870272 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     69301
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Alliance, NE

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Alliance, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    781
     Housing Units (2000): 304
     Land area (2000):     2.005003 sq. miles (5.192933 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.005003 sq. miles (5.192933 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01000
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.143133 N, 76.815333 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Alliance, NC

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Alliance, OH -- U.S. city in Ohio
     Population (2000):    23253
     Housing Units (2000): 9730
     Land area (2000):     8.611823 sq. miles (22.304518 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.002385 sq. miles (0.006176 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    8.614208 sq. miles (22.310694 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            01420
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.913358 N, 81.108094 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     44601
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Alliance, OH

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