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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coalition Government.
 
A Government formed by various parties by a mutual surrender of principles. The administration of Lord North and Charles Fox, 1783, was a coalition, but it fell to pieces in a few months. That of Lord Salisbury with the old Whig party headed by Lord Hartington was a coalition (1886–1892).   1
 


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