Definition of affiliation in English:



  • [mass noun] The state or process of affiliating or being affiliated.

    ‘the group has no affiliation to any preservation society’
    [count noun] ‘his political affiliations’
    • ‘The only affiliation I have with the company is that I'm a customer.’
    • ‘I am writing this letter on a personal level, with no affiliation, or in support of any candidates.’
    • ‘Many people without trade union affiliation were also on strike and on the streets.’
    • ‘However, the demand for particular stamps also depends on regional affiliation.’
    • ‘Women of all income groups, regardless of religious affiliation, have been targeted.’
    • ‘This type of piercing was meant to mark life stage changes in group affiliation.’
    • ‘One of the fastest growing groups in the nation is people reporting no religious affiliation.’
    • ‘No trade unionism based on political affiliation or on communal lines should be allowed in the police force.’
    • ‘Political affiliations and economic disparity do not create barriers.’
    • ‘With this membership, you have full affiliation to Tennis, Squash and Badminton clubs.’
    • ‘The invitation is open to all, irrespective of party affiliation.’
    • ‘All I would say to that is that I have no political affiliation whatsoever.’
    • ‘I do not know the political affiliation of most of my colleagues.’
    • ‘His death was never avenged, even though the guilty party is known by name and affiliation.’
    • ‘I pledge myself to working hard for all my constituents, regardless of political affiliation.’
    • ‘The first is a firm having international affiliation and generally working at executive search.’
    • ‘We, of course, accept that individual members of the taskforce are free from political affiliation.’
    • ‘I can only presume documents have been lost, possibly during one of the changes of affiliation to various regiments.’
    • ‘They should have the right to know the political affiliation of the candidates who are standing.’
    • ‘He is man whose voting record in the Senate is consistent with his party affiliation.’
    annexing, attaching, connecting, joining, bonding, uniting, combining, associating, aligning, allying, amalgamation, amalgamating, merging, incorporation, incorporating, integration, integrating, federating, federation, confederating, confederation, coupling, fusion
    connection, relationship, fellowship, partnership, association, coalition, union, alliance, alignment, attachment, link, bond, tie, yoke
    communication, rapport, sympathy, cooperation, collaboration, belonging
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Late 18th century: from French, from medieval Latin affiliatio(n-), from the verb affiliare (see affiliate).