Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of rallying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of rallying.

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  • noun The act of rallying.

Etymologies

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Compare Old French raliance. See rally to reunite.

Examples

  • The good Old Dominion, the blessed mother of us all, will then raise her head with pride among the nations, will present to them that splendor of genius which she has ever possessed, but has too long suffered to rest uncultivated and unknown, and will become a centre of ralliance to the States whose youths she has instructed, and, as it were, adopted.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4

  • Of all those which have been thought of for securing fidelity in the administration of the government, constant ralliance to the principles of the constitution, and progressive amendments with the progressive advances of the human mind, or changes in human affairs, it is the most effectual.

    Letters

  • Federalism & monarchism have languished from that moment, until their treasonable combinations with the enemies of their country during the late war, their plots of dismembering the Union & their Hartford convention, has consigned them to the tomb of the dead: and fondly hope we may now truly say "we are all republicans, all federalists," and that the motto of the standard to which our country will forever rally, will be "federal union, and republican government;" and sure I am we may say that we are indebted, for the preservation of this point of ralliance, to that opposition of which so injurious an idea is so artfully insinuated & excited in this history.

    Miscellany

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