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a military or political union or alliance.

(1) A temporary military-political alliance of two or several states, concluded for combined operations against some other state or group of states (for example, the anti-Hitler coalition).

(2) An agreement between two or several political parties. A coalition is most frequently established so that a government can be formed with a parliamentary majority of the parties (a coalition government). In bourgeois states with a multiparty system, the coalition is widely used if none of the parties has a majority in parliament.

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Hunter also has a history of urging evangelicals to pay more attention to issues like poverty and social justice--not often matters of concern to the Coalition.
The Appellate Division this week agreed with the lower court ruling (New York Supreme Court) and said that the lawsuit commenced by the neighborhood coalition in November 2003 was too late, because this type of action, which is known as an "Article 78 proceeding" and which is intended to provide for relatively quick review of government decision making, has a four-month statute of limitations.
The National Coalition for Music Education, with www.
If somebody qualified every year, the other bowls would have to take a coalition team more often than we do,'' said Rose Bowl executive director Mitch Dorger.
In contrast, Morrison's Paradise explores coalition processes that are more accommodative, caring, and loving, rather than exploitative, and that are aimed principally at survival and at moving toward a new, alternative form of non-hierarchical justice, rather than at maximizing power and winning.
Coalition members gain initially by spreading start-up costs among many participants.
Will you financially support the coalition as needed?
The Coalition recommends airlines present this as an option to all passengers by subtracting the cost of luggage handling out of the price of tickets and giving passengers the choice of having their bags transported by the airline or a private carrier.
Affiliates in Iowa, Alabama and Ohio have also recently quit the Coalition.
But Patricia Reilly, an executive board member of the Coalition of 9/11 Families, whose sister Lorraine Lee was killed in the Sept.
The coalition is supporting Young, Lansing and Hayes but targeting Tokofsky for defeat in favor of politically connected challenger Nellie Rios-Parra.
We're saving $20 million-plus in pharmacy alone in our coalition.

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