|Origin:||Latin coalitus, past participle of coalescere; COALESCE|
a union of two or more political parties that allows them to form a government or fight an election together
a coalition of democratic forces
the centre-right coalition government
an emergency meeting of the three coalition parties
a group of people who join together to achieve a particular purpose, usually a political one
a coalition of environmental groups
a process in which two or more political parties or groups join together:
He hoped to convert his party members to a belief in coalition.
in coalition with somebody
He was working in coalition with other Unionist leaders.