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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSOCIATION

It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774.

Her eyes were so blue that but for the association he would have called her Sapphira.

Otherwise the agent will soon put an end to the Association.

Anyone shall have the right to belong to any association and to leave it when he pleases.

There are no proprietors--merely usufructuaries of the association's capital.

The reason of this is that any 'property' of the association, in the ordinary sense, does not exist.

The wire puzzles and the association tea were an immense feature of these.

Similarly, the association of ideas is passive, and in consequence is a kind of passion.

Nothing is spoken of, but the approaching meeting of the association.

One is that it got its name from its association with hymns to the Virgin.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "action of coming together," from Medieval Latin associationem (nominative associatio), noun of action from past participle stem of associare (see associate). Meaning "a body of persons with a common purpose" is from 1650s. Meaning "mental connection" is from 1680s; that of "quality or thing called to mind by something else" is from 1810.

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