Allegiance vs. Alliance

Allegiance vs. Alliance — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Allegiance and Alliance

Allegiancenoun

Loyalty or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause.

Alliancenoun

A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes

an alliance of labor unions opposing the bill.

Allegiancenoun

The obligations of a vassal to a lord.

Alliancenoun

A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.

Allegiancenoun

Loyalty to some cause, nation or ruler.

Alliancenoun

A connection based on kinship, marriage, or common interest; a bond or tie

the shifting alliances within a large family.

Allegiancenoun

the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action;

his long commitment to public servicethey felt no loyalty to a losing team

Alliancenoun

A long-term association of two or more animals of the same species, in which members cooperate for a purpose such as gaining access to mates or defending territory.

Allegiancenoun

the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)

Alliancenoun

Close similarity in nature or type; affinity

the ancient alliance between mathematics and music.

Alliancenoun

The act of becoming allied or the condition of being allied

the church, acting in alliance with community groups.

Alliancenoun

(uncountable) The state of being allied.

matrimonial alliances; an alliance between church and state, or between two countries

Alliancenoun

(countable) The act of allying or uniting.

Alliancenoun

(countable) A union or connection of interests between families, states, parties, etc., especially between families by marriage and states by compact, treaty, or league.

Alliancenoun

(countable) Any union resembling that of families or states; union by relationship in qualities; affinity.

Alliancenoun

(with the definite article) The persons or parties allied.

Allianceverb

(obsolete) To connect or unite by alliance; to ally.

Alliancenoun

the state of being allied or confederated

Alliancenoun

a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest;

the shifting alliances within a large familytheir friendship constitutes a powerful bond between them

Alliancenoun

an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

Alliancenoun

a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim

Alliancenoun

the act of forming an alliance or confederation