Definition of 'liaison'


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1. linguistics A sandhi in which a normally silent final consonant is proced when the next word begins with a vowel.

2. Communication between two parties or groups.

3. Co-operation, working together.

4. figuratively An illicit sexual relationship or affair.

5. A tryst, romantic meeting.

6. A relayer of information between two forces in an army or during war.

7. Linguistics Pronunciation of the usually silent final consonant of a word when followed by a word beginning with a vowel, especially in French.

8. An instance or a means of communication between different groups or units of an organization, especially in the armed forces.

9. One that maintains communication.

10. A sexual relationship, especially when at least one person is married or involved in a sexual relationship with someone else.

11. A process of communication between parts of an organization or between two organizations acting together for a common purpose.

12. A union, or bond of union; an intimacy; an interrelationship.

13. A person whose function it is to maintain such communication.

14. An illicit sexual relation between a man and a woman; a sexual afffair.

15. (Phonetics) A pronunciation of a consonant sound that would be otherwise silent, such as the final consonant of certain French words, when the following word begins with a vowel sound.

16. a channel for communication between groups

17. a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship

18. In cookery, a thickening, generally of beaten eggs, intended to combine or amalgamate the ingredients of a dish.

19. A bond of union; an intimacy; entanglement; commonly, an illicit intimacy between a man and a woman.

20. In the French language, the linking or joining in pronunciation of a final consonant, usually silent, to the succeeding word when that begins with a vowel: for example, vous (vö) and avez, when coming together, are proced vö zavā.

21. proscribed To liaise.

22. To serve as a liaison.


1. The family liaison kept rushing in and out of the house to take phone calls.

2. Family liaison officers were seen yesterday at the home of the teenage suspect's mum just a mile from the scene.

3. Each prison has a race relations liaison officer who works to a race relations management team.

4. Will you be her family liaison officer?

5. You would be better to back off from this dangerous liaison.

6. The police liaison officer is telling them anything they need to know.

7. And couples in the police forming romantic liaisons were posted far apart.

8. He also has a family liaison officer to help.

9. Police family liaison officers were with them and a uniformed officer stood guard outside the front door.

10. Family liaison officers will meet bereaved relatives in the meantime.

11. Investigations are ongoing in liaison with the police.

12. What is being proved here is that the proximity of our clothes to our body plunges them into a dangerous liaison.

13. My role was as liaison officer.

14. The job carried with it the leadership of the British side of the liaison group.

15. He said that their liaisons would either end in tears or a'beautiful relationship '.

16. We have taken certain steps already and are in very close liaison with the local police, who go out there to keep an eye on things.

17. Now, often, CIA agents have what they call a liaison relationship with the host government.

18. And what they call liaison officers, that is intelligence officers, and friendly intelligence services.

19. It's good cross-talking, and we're sharing what we call liaison officers to cross-talk and make sure we're doing things correctly.

20. To name both the act of thickening and the agents of thickening, early French cooks used the word liaison, which meant a close connection or bond, whether physical, political, or amorous.

21. CHAMBLISS: Certainly, Wolf, the top priority is infiltrating terrorist organizations with human assets, people who work for us, rather than depending on what we refer to as liaison assets, people from other countries who work for other intelligence organizations, providing us with information.

22. RUMSFELD: I think it is certainly likely that they could be doing something other than what you characterize as liaison work.

23. Dutocq had seen with great uneasiness what he called the liaison of des Lupeaulx with Madame Rabourdin, and his silent wrath on the subject was accumulating.

24. (More on the French word "liaison" at the excellent L'internaute. com)

25. ‘Management of toxicities in the community requires close liaison with the hospital team, and severe toxicity requires immediate admission.’

26. ‘He said the Institute was putting in place a framework for the resolution of the problem and towards this end, it would work in close liaison with the residents, students, community leaders and the Gardai.’

27. ‘On the contrary, ‘lobbying’ must be applied vigorously in close liaison with constituent social movements.’

28. ‘The party also proposes closer liaison with local governments and private organizations to help refugees.’

29. ‘The police have to work a good deal harder to develop closer liaison with the transport providers.’

30. ‘It is also our intention to work in closer liaison with the fans and the local authority.’

31. ‘A spokesman for Essex Health Authority said it had been in close liaison with the school and was helping it to pass on advice to parents on how to spot meningitis.’

32. ‘There is also close liaison with the school's reception class.’

33. ‘There has been a great deal of liaison with the local community and with the peaceful groups who wanted to demonstrate.’

34. ‘Our audit illustrates why we must consider non-attendance within the wider social context and the importance of close liaison with social services.’

35. ‘Nursing support and close liaison with the general practitioner and education and social services are necessary.’

36. ‘This has been done through close liaison with many local and national bodies.’

37. ‘We think that educational sessions for small groups of family doctors and close liaison with psychiatric colleagues can greatly improve the recognition of depression and the care of people with depression.’

38. ‘This preliminary experience suggests that, despite close liaison with the primary care group, the referral process will take time to be adopted and implemented.’

39. ‘The university is in close liaison with the police and a formal complaint has been laid with the Commercial Investigation Branch.’

40. ‘Stimulants should be prescribed judiciously and monitored carefully by specialists in close liaison with primary care physicians.’

41. ‘After many phone calls between the ship and the UK, along with close liaison with the contractor support team, a new engine was shipped out.’

42. ‘Saunas, white-water rafting and a very close liaison with the local military combined to make this a most successful visit.’

43. ‘The Department of Agriculture will continue to maintain close liaison with the Northern Ireland authorities.’

44. ‘FBI field offices with these types of schools in their area should establish appropriate liaison.’

45. ‘If you want to interview someone in particular, see if a media liaison can arrange it for you.’

46. ‘This eight-week program trains parents to be active participants and advocates in their children's education and to share these skills as community liaisons.’

47. ‘Advisers serve advisees as advocates, guides, group leaders, community builders, liaisons with parents, and evaluation coordinators.’

48. ‘This dual responsibility helps them to be effective communicators, serving as liaisons between software engineers and the user community.’

49. ‘As health care professionals, we must see ourselves as social activists and community liaisons.’

50. ‘I'm a liaison between the scientific community and the public.’

51. ‘Keith has been in Bulgaria since April working as a liaison of the American Bar Association.’

52. ‘To assist them, they hired an Italian liaison who lives in Italy and speaks fluent Italian.’

53. ‘When not covering specific cases, the team of six officers act as police liaisons with both the hip-hop world and detectives covering a similar beat in California and Florida.’

54. ‘The media liaisons are there to ensure that the press has something to write about.’

55. ‘Second, when outside assistance is sought, family members frequently serve as liaisons between elderly relatives and health care systems.’

56. ‘In desperation, she entered warily into a sexual liaison with an army captain, who offered some promise of economic stability.’

57. ‘In 1613, she was accused of having a sexual liaison with a neighbour and to clear her name, went to the Church Court.’

58. ‘Above and below, divisions blur and the long-established equilibrium is knocked off balance amid revelations of illicit sexual liaisons and dubious business dealings.’

59. ‘The protagonist of this novel, married young to a much older man, embarks on an adulterous liaison with one of his friends.’

60. ‘The idea of a liaison with such an older man seemed to hold a fascination which they often discussed among themselves.’

61. ‘Seductive women pursue sexual liaisons, as well - they just employ different tactics.’

62. ‘Isn't that one of the primary reasons for engaging in an illicit liaison in the first place?’

63. ‘In some traditional stories, the temple fair was even a place for romantic liaisons.’

64. ‘A couple of slaps later they were advised to be careful in their romantic liaisons.’

65. ‘His tie to her will last longer than most adulterous liaisons.’

66. ‘Imagine if we held America accountable for every secret liaison its agents have ever made.’

67. ‘In fact, she rents an apartment so they can conduct their liaison without being disturbed.’

68. ‘Their liaisons are unlikely to lead to anything permanent - they're just having a good time.’

69. ‘Despite his unpleasant personality, he was remarkably successful at this, although these liaisons rarely lasted beyond a single night.’

70. ‘For most modern readers, the idea that Isabel is intending an eventual extra-marital liaison is grotesque.’

71. he provided a liaison with the guerrillas

Other users have misspelling liaison as:

1. liason 34.12%

2. liasion 5.74%

3. laison 4.73%

4. liaision 3.72%

5. layson 2.36%

6. Other 49.33%

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