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coalition

 [co″ah-lĭ´shun]
the fusion of parts that are normally separate.
tarsal coalition the fibrous, cartilaginous, or bony fusion of two or more of the tarsal bones, often resulting in talipes planovalgus, although other deformities occur and some patients are asymptomatic; it may be congenital or acquired as a response to trauma, infection, or joint disease. Called also tarsal bar.
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Thereafter, his party was in decline, with Wales returning only one Liberal MP in 1918 (with 20 National Liberal coalitionists).
The coalitionists proceed on what we can identify as three myths or major fallacies.
During January and February 1784 the coalition's majority in the House of Commons shrank rapidly, and in the ensuing general election ninety-six coalitionists lost their seats.
In the 1980s, when Jesse Jackson was the great hope of progressive coalitionists, unions could repay him for his past picket line support in places like Jay, Maine, by backing his insurgent races in Democratic primaries; by November most labor activists were back in the mainstream fold, toiling for Mondale or Dukakis.
There are two broad schools of thought on how the process works: the coalitionists and the top-down theorists.
I am unconvinced of the fact that traditional historians have "accepted and perpetuated" a long-ago dismissal of Calgary's labour leaders as "Lloyd George coalitionists" by a representative of the District 18 miners.