|n.||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; |
|2.||Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.|
|3.||The persons or parties allied.|
|v. t.||1.||To connect by alliance; to ally.|
|Noun||1.||alliance - the state of being allied or confederated|
|2.||alliance - 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"|
|3.||alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty|
|4.||alliance - a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim|
|5.||alliance - the act of forming an alliance or confederation|
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.
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.
|(tool)||ALLIANCE - 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).|
It runs on Sun-4, not well supported: MIPS/Ultrix, 386/SystemV.
Current version: 1.1, as of 1993-02-16.