Definition of 'coalition'
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Cuts to legal aid by the coalition government have led to an increase in people representing themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Six design teams are being shortlisted but they face opposition from a broad coalition of academics and residents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The coalition government could appoint a new broadband minister this week, according to reports. Computing (2010)May set the deadline the day after securing a formal first reading for the coalition government 's bill. Computing (2010)It is a broad coalition. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She didn't enjoy being minister for women and equality at the beginning of the coalition government but she is determined to be a figurehead for women now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In 2014 the coalition government recommended that relatives of seriously ill or long-term patients should be given free parking or reduced charges. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A defeat could lead to political instability, a new coalition government or early elections in which the radical right has hopes of coming to power. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have made our case with the support of an amazing coalition of people and groups. Times, Sunday Times (2006) One was whether coalition policies had been good or bad for growth over the past five years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Reform is inevitable and the coalition rightly aims to address the looming problem. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The causes prevailed after decades of struggle and after assembling a very broad coalition. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is not agreed coalition government policy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The coalition expanded the programme and encouraged more sponsors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The problem is how to form a broad coalition with these people as only one part. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is one thing for coalition ministers to take to the airwaves to criticise the other side. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The poll was taken before her ruling coalition agreed agreed to tighten its asylum laws. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Talks on the coalition programme are set to continue for the rest of the month. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is a cost the country cannot afford and one which the coalition is right to address. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He pointed to a range of policies enacted by the coalition government that aim to help working people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)All of this bad news comes on top of the tough austerity programme being pursued by the coalition government. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The coalition wants people to act and to know that the law and common sense will be on their side. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This change is the result of an unlikely coalition of groups, not all of them religious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His party and two others in the country 's ruling coalition were disbanded. The Sun (2008)And yesterday it was confirmed in a document setting out detailed plans of the coalition Government. The Sun (2010)Once the results are counted, talks will begin to form a broad coalition. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The organisation's structure might almost have been designed to encourage the notion that the campaign for equality is a coalition of interest groups. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The country 's right-wing coalition is fragile and came into being only after weeks of negotiations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Government is failing to deliver on its commitments to protect wildlife and green spaces, according to a coalition of environment groups. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'coalition'
British English: coalition NOUN
A coalition is a government consisting of people from two or more political parties.
Since June the country has had a coalition government.
Definition of coalition from the Collins English Dictionary
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