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apparentement

[a-pa-rahntuh-mahn] /a pa rɑ̃təˈmɑ̃/
noun, plural apparentements
[a-pa-rahntuh-mahn] /a pa rɑ̃təˈmɑ̃/ (Show IPA).
French Government
1.
a coalition formed between political parties during an election.
Origin
< French: alliance, coalition, equivalent to apparent(er) to make part of the family, ally, connect (ap- ap-1 + -parenter, verbal derivative of parent parent, relative) + -ment -ment
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