Definition of the Organization of American States from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Organization of American States

 
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an international organization of 35 American nations established in 1948 in Bogotá, Colombia. OAS members work together to settle disputes in a peaceful manner, as well as discussing political, economic, social and cultural issues. compare the Monroe Doctrine

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