Definition of league :
1. A measure of length or distance, varying in different countries from about 2. 4 to 4. 6 English statute miles of 5. 280 feet each, and used ( as a land measure) chiefly on the continent of Europe, and in the Spanish parts of America. The marine league of England and the United States is equal to three marine, or geographical, miles of 6080 feet each.
2. A stone erected near a public road to mark the distance of a league.
3. An alliance or combination of two or more nations, parties, or persons, for the accomplishment of a purpose which requires a continued course of action, as for mutual defense, or for furtherance of commercial, religious, or political interests, etc.
4. To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements.
5. To unite in a league or confederacy; to combine for mutual support; to confederate.
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confederation (part of speech: noun)
collection (part of speech: noun)
council (part of speech: noun)
crew (part of speech: noun)
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measure (part of speech: noun)
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- And it was the other day a strange saying, as I am told by my cozen Roger Pepys, in the House, when it was moved that the King's speech should be considered, that though the first part of the Speech, meaning the league that is there talked of, be the only good publick thing that hath been done since the King come into England, yet it might bear with being put off to consider, till Friday next, which was this day. - "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- Having spent the night standing off and on, we stood in again the next morning, and when we were about a league from the shore, many of the natives visited us. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
- 5. " A league from Epidamnum had we sail'd, Before the always- wind- obeying deep Gave any tragic instance of our harm." - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.