For example as-much-as sentence is “but they need a result in the league just as much as we do”.
A collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation. “The league of Nations”.
Alliance, confederation, confederacy, federation, union, association, combine, consortium, affiliation, corporation, conglomerate, cooperative, partnership, fellowship, band, group, society, sodality.
2. A group of sports clubs which play each other over a period for a championship, competition, contest, band, association. “we won the league last year”.
A group of teams playing a sport who take part in competitions between each other.