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noun [countable] coalition pronunciation in British English /ˌkəʊəˈlɪʃ(ə)n/
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  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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