an international organization to promote world peace and cooperation that was created by the Treaty of Versailles (1919): dissolved April 1946.
an international association of states founded in 1920 with the aim of preserving world peace: dissolved in 1946
An international organization established after World War I under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles. The League, the forerunner of the United Nations, brought about much international cooperation on health, labor problems, refugee affairs, and the like. It was too weak, however, to prevent the great powers from going to war in 1939.
Note: Although President Woodrow Wilson of the United States was a principal founder of the League, the United States Senate refused to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, and the United States never joined the League.
noun 1. a nonpartisan organization that works toward improving the political process: created in 1920 to inform women on public issues. Abbreviation: LWV.
[lee-ger] /ˈli gər/ noun 1. a member of a . [lee-ger] /ˈli gər/ Archaic. verb (used with object) 1. to besiege. noun 2. a siege. /ˈliːɡə/ noun (archaic) 1. an encampment, esp of besiegers 2. the siege itself /ˈliːɡə/ noun 1. (mainly US & Canadian) a member of a league Related Terms texas leaguer
[lee-ger] /ˈli gər/ Archaic. verb (used with object) 1. to besiege. noun 2. a siege. /ˈliːɡə/ noun (archaic) 1. an encampment, esp of besiegers 2. the siege itself /ˈliːɡə/ noun 1. (mainly US & Canadian) a member of a league Related Terms texas leaguer
[leeg] /lig/ noun 1. a covenant or compact made between persons, parties, states, etc., for the promotion or maintenance of common interests or for mutual assistance or service. 2. the aggregation of persons, parties, states, etc., associated in such a covenant or compact; confederacy. 3. an association of individuals having a common goal. 4. a […]