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Liaison   /liˈeɪzˌɑn/  /lˈeɪzˌɑn/   Listen

A usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship.  Synonyms: affair, affaire, amour, intimacy, involvement.
A channel for communication between groups.  Synonyms: contact, inter-group communication, link.

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"Liaison" Quotes from Famous Books

... Transport. He will not take part in this battle unless required. He is on 'battle reserve'; and so are Barlow and Smith as they have arrived so recently, and have not practised the 'stunt.' Harwood is liaison officer with the 1/6th Cheshires on ...
— At Ypres with Best-Dunkley • Thomas Hope Floyd

... organized myself a sort of miniature police force within a police force and I have liaison officers in every organization down to Sector Regional so that I can be informed promptly in case anything new turns up anywhere. What's been happening on Home Time Line? I picked up a news-summary at Paratime Police Headquarters; it seems that a lot more stuff has leaked out. Kholghoor Sector, ...
— Time Crime • H. Beam Piper

... view that language is arbitrary and conventional, and against the opposite view that language is instinctive, Professor Carriere quotes the happy expression of M.Renan, "La liaison du sens et du mot n'est jamais ncessaire, jamais arbitraire, toujours elle est motive." Here the nail is hit on the head. Professor Carriero highly commends Professor Whitney's lectures, and he does by no means ...
— Chips from a German Workshop - Volume IV - Essays chiefly on the Science of Language • Max Muller

... should there be a stain on his public honour. He consulted with his closest friends, among them his wife. As the sin was now five years old—and the woman a derelict—Mrs. Hamilton found it easier to forgive than an unconfessed liaison with the most remarkable woman of her time. Although she anticipated the mortification of the exposure quite as keenly as her husband, she cherished his good name no less tenderly, and without hesitation counselled him to give the facts to the ...
— The Conqueror • Gertrude Franklin Atherton

... were changed to those of the most deadly hatred; and although I had saved her life, she ungratefully resolved to sacrifice mine. The little abbe's head had been taken off several weeks before, and she now formed a liaison with one of the jacobin associes, on condition that he would prove his attachment, by denouncing me ...
— The Pacha of Many Tales • Frederick Marryat

... where cover was unobtainable either for gun or man. Needless to say they suffered very heavily both in personnel and material, for the enemy aircraft soon found them, and they were hammered and gassed mercilessly. Their forward observation officers maintained a liaison with the H.Q. of the infantry battalions, and in addition to courageous work in searching for targets and correcting gun fire they showed the greatest consideration for ...
— The Seventh Manchesters - July 1916 to March 1919 • S. J. Wilson

Words linked to "Liaison" :   sexual relationship, line, channel, communication channel

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