In Chicago, the alliance underlined the importance of holding free and fair Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Georgia.
All this is good news for a strengthened U.S.-U.K. alliance—something that should not be threatened by excessive “Brit bashing.”
Today Kurdish peshmerga commanders say tensions within the alliance are likely to increase in this coalition, too.
Our alliance with Europe remains the strongest the world has ever known.
An amended bill eventually passed that created a new board without all the power Mitchell and the alliance had sought.
The alliance is the consolation; the necessity is the justification.
At the same time a treaty of alliance, offensive and defensive was concluded.
He even went further, and fancied how different had been their fate if they had not rejected his own alliance.
Peace had to be made with Portugal, and alliance with Spain.
He found an asylum in the house of his new father, whose temper was kind, and whose pride was flattered by this alliance.
c.1300, "bond of marriage" (between ruling houses or noble families), from Old French aliance (12c., Modern French alliance) "alliance, bond; marriage, union," from aliier (Modern French allier) "combine, unite" (see ally (v.)). As a bond or treaty between rulers, late 14c.
a treaty between nations, or between individuals, for their mutual advantage. Abraham formed an alliance with some of the Canaanitish princes (Gen. 14:13), also with Abimelech (21:22-32). Joshua and the elders of Israel entered into an alliance with the Gibeonites (Josh. 9:3-27). When the Israelites entered Palestine they were forbidden to enter into alliances with the inhabitants of the country (Lev. 18:3, 4; 20:22, 23). Solomon formed a league with Hiram (1 Kings 5:12). This "brotherly covenant" is referred to 250 years afterwards (Amos 1:9). He also appears to have entered into an alliance with Pharaoh (1 Kings 10:28, 29). In the subsequent history of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel various alliances were formed between them and also with neighbouring nations at different times. From patriarchal times a covenant of alliance was sealed by the blood of some sacrificial victim. The animal sacrificed was cut in two (except birds), and between these two parts the persons contracting the alliance passed (Gen. 15:10). There are frequent allusions to this practice (Jer. 34:18). Such alliances were called "covenants of salt" (Num. 18:19; 2 Chr. 13:5), salt being the symbol of perpetuity. A pillar was set up as a memorial of the alliance between Laban and Jacob (Gen. 31:52). The Jews throughout their whole history attached great importance to fidelity to their engagements. Divine wrath fell upon the violators of them (Josh. 9:18; 2 Sam. 21:1, 2; Ezek. 17:16).