a group of people sharing a common political aimopposing political parties
A peace agreement will be signed by the leaders of the country's warring factions.
the British Olympic Association
The two parties were still too much apart to form an alliance.
There were two main political groupings pressing for independence.
the popular watering hole for the literary set
Both sides appealed for a new ceasefire.
the League of Nations
The Republican camp is solidly in favour of capital punishment.
The company's chief executive has proposed a merger or other business combination.
He had been opposed by a coalition of civil-rights organizations.
The country is run by a small clique of wealthy families.
The songs he recorded were written by a small coterie of dedicated writers.
Vienna was established as the political and cultural capital of a new confederacy of Germanic states.
He had been chosen by a cabal of fellow senators.
a social gathering for pleasureWe threw a huge birthday party.
I arranged a get-together at my home.
There was a celebration in our house that night.
They always have all-night dos there.
social, , ,
We were going down to a function in London.
a glittering wedding reception
one of the biggest showbiz bashes of the year
rave (British, slang),
an all-night rave
festivity, , ,
The festivities included a firework display.
social gathering, ,
wrap party, , ,
hooley or hoolie mainly Irish, New Zealand)
a group of people involved in the same activitya party of explorers
The trouble involved a small group of football supporters.
Mr Hunter and his management team
bands of government soldiers
He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.
the police representative body
a secret military unit
The club is under investigation by the fraud squad.
He spoke today before a large gathering of world leaders.
The film crew spent nearly twelve weeks shooting in Thailand.
He was attacked by a gang of youths.
bunch (informal), ,
The players were a great bunch.
a detachment of marines
the person or people who take part in or are involved in something, esp. a legal action or disputeIt has to be proved that he is the guilty party.
to celebrateLet's party like there's no tomorrow!
I was in a mood to celebrate.
have a good time,
He's too busy enjoying himself to get much work done.
have a ball,
large it (British, slang),
push the boat out,
I earn enough to push the boat out now and again.
whoop it up,
paint the town red,
Thousands of football fans painted the town red after the match.
let your hair down,
go on a bender
See be a party to something
A party is like a marriage ... making itself up while seeming to follow precedent – Brightness Falls]Under democracy, one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule: and both commonly succeed, and are right
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in the sense of alliance
a formal relationship between two or more countries or political parties to work togetherThe two parties were still too much apart to form an alliance.
in the sense of association
a group of people with a common interestthe British Olympic Association
fraternity (US, Canadian),
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