Definition of affiliation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˌfɪliˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˌfɪliˈeɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable] (formal)
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  1. 1a person’s connection with a political party, religion, etc. He was arrested because of his political affiliation.
  2. 2one group or organization’s official connection with another Trade unions have a long history of affiliation to the Labour Party.
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French, from medieval Latin affiliatio(n-), from the verb affiliare, from ad- ‘towards’ + filius ‘son’.Extra examples the institute’s affiliation with the university union affiliations to the Labour Party voters who have no party affiliations the diverse religious affiliations of Ghanaian Americans
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: affiliation