affiliation affiliation  /ə ˌfɪ li ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a social or business relationship
  2. (n) the act of becoming formally connected or joined



  1. Support by party affiliation, among Democrats: Obama 72, McCain 17.
  2. As if discrimination based on political affiliation would actually occur without billion-dollar lawsuits and Supreme Court rulings.
  3. Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy's statement that sometimes Party asks too much.


  1. There’s a big Kobe Bryant sculpture in China, apparently (Photo)

    Kobe Bryant has ranked among the most popular players in the NBA for more than 15 years now, as his legendary scoring prowess, on- and off-court charisma, affiliation with the glamorous Los Angeles Lakers and near-constant exposure to massive audiences … Continue reading ?
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

  2. MaineHealth proposes affiliation with North Conway hospital

    CONCORD ? MaineHealth of Portland is proposing an affiliation with Memorial Hospital in North Conway, according to New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New Hampshire Union Leader

  3. MaineHealth, NH hospital propose affiliation

    The New Hampshire Attorney General's office is reviewing a proposed affiliation agreement between a Conway hospital and the MaineHealth system. If the proposal goes through, MaineHealth will become the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our city," Mr. Bloomberg said.
    on Jun 19, 2007 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "My change in party affiliation does not mean that I will be a party-line voter any more for the Democrats than I have been for the Republicans:," Specter said in the statement announcing his move to the Democrats. "I will not be an automatic...
    on Apr 28, 2009 By: Arlen Specter Source: BusinessWeek

  3. In announcing his version of the new security plan last Saturday, Al-Maliki said it "will not provide a safe haven for any outlaws, regardless of (their) sectarian or political affiliation."
    on Jan 12, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

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