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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Ally \Al*ly"\, n.; pl. {Allies}. [See {Ally}, v.]
     1. A relative; a kinsman. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     2. One united to another by treaty or league; -- usually
        applied to sovereigns or states; a confederate.

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              The English soldiers and their French allies.
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     3. Anything associated with another as a helper; an
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              Science, instead of being the enemy of religion,
              becomes its ally.                     --Buckle.
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     4. Anything akin to another by structure, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: the alliance of nations that fought the Axis in World War II
            and which (with subsequent additions) signed the charter
            of the United Nations in 1945
       2: in World War I the alliance of Great Britain and France and
          Russia and all the other nations that became allied with
          them in opposing the Central Powers
       3: an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common

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