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Definition a person with the role of increasing communication and cooperation between two organizations; or an instance or other means of such communication

Much more rarely (and found in classic literature such as the play Dangerous Liaisons), liaison can refer to a sexual meeting or affair — especially one kept secret. Even more rarely, liaison can reference something used to thicken a sauce while cooking.
  • She acts as the Army's liaison on Capitol Hill.
liaison = a person with the role of increasing communication and cooperation between two organizations
  • The President announced the appointment of a liaison adviser on gay and lesbian issues.
  • he provided a liaison with the guerrillas
  • You get a hold of the girls and send 'em out as liaison runners so we'll know who's found Tony where.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • liaison = a person with the role of increasing communication between two organizations
  • The Bandit was my liaison with the academy officials, but it wasn't until our third day in Beijing that I finally received permission to go.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • The police found Jimmie Sasaki working as a liaison between the Japanese navy and the occupying forces.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I traveled to these schools talking with youth and serving as liaison to the college.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • He didn't even hint at it really, but this sounded like an invitation for me to take over Jasper's place as liaison.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Attolia's liaison explained that the main part of her forces would return to the bridge across the Seperchia and to their camp.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Martin will do anything for you, and he is my liaison in the blind.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • This other one is Krupkin's liaison here in Moscow.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The caller was a liaison officer from Washington, D.C., to inform me of the time chosen for our attack on the bridge.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • The Prosecutor, who had been studying a document in front of him, asked her rather sharply when our "liaison" had begun.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • I was attached to a convoy as liaison officer.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Because of his role as spokesman for the Swat Qaumi Jirga, he acted as a kind of liaison between the people and the army.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Since there was no liaison between the Brotherhood and the community leaders I assigned myself the task of creating one.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • And, as I said before, our short liaison was a long time ago.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • This established our liaison with World War II.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Still, from the moment she accepted the liaison with Jean de Satigny, she knew that she would never consummate the marriage.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • Soon after him a man called First, who acted as liaison between the Gestapo and the Jewish Council, died at the hands of Jewish assassins.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist

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