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noun [countable] coalition pronunciation in British English /ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularcoalition
pluralcoalitions
  1. a temporary union of different political parties that agree to form a government together

    a four-party coalition

    coalition between/with:

    a coalition between Labour and the Liberal Democrats

    in coalition with:

    The FPÖ govern in coalition with the ÖVP.

    a coalition government:

    The Greens have agreed to join the coalition government.

    1. a.
      a temporary union of different groups who agree to work together to achieve a shared aim

      a broad coalition of independent pro-democracy groups

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