alliance

1. (noun) A social relationship established by marriage.

Example: A mother-in-law is an alliance established by marriage.

2. (noun) A social relationship created for common cause or interest.

Example: A labor union or the Allies of World War II (1939–1945) which were the countries opposed to the Axis powers.

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “alliance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 18, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

alliance. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “alliance.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 18, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“alliance.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Jul. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/alliance/>.