alliance. 1. A bond or union between persons, families, states, or other parties. Cf.
STRATEGIC ALLIANCE. 2.Int’l law.A union or association of two or more states or nations, usu.
formed by league or treaty, esp. for jointly waging war or mutually protecting against and
repelling hostile attacks. • An example its the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Cf.
DéTENTE; ENTENTE. [Blacks Law 8th]