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LEAGUE, n. leeg. L. ligo, to bind.

1. An alliance or confederacy between princes or states for their mutual aid or defense a national contract or compact. A league may be offensive or defensive, or both. It is offensive, when the contracting parties agree to unite in attacking a common enemy defensive, when the parties agree to act in concert in defending each other against an enemy.
2. A combination or union of two or more parties for the purpose of maintaining friendship and promoting their mutual interest, or for executing any design in concert.

And let there be 'twixt us and them no league, nor amity.

LEAGUE, leeg.

1. To unite, as princes or states in a contract of amity for mutual aid or defense to confederate. Russia and Austria leagued to oppose the ambition of Buonaparte.
2. To unite or confederate, as private persons for mutual aid.

LEAGUE, n. leeg. Low L. leuca.

1. Originally, a stone erected on the public roads, at certain distances, in the manner of the modern mile-stones. Hence,
2. The distance between two stones. With the English and Americans, a league is the length of three miles but this measure is chiefly at sea. The league on the continent of Europe, is very different among different nations. The Dutch and German league contains four geographical miles.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'League'. King James Dictionary.

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