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English Dictionary: confederation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for confederation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
confederation
n
  1. the state of being allied or confederated [syn: alliance, confederation]
  2. a union of political organizations
    Synonym(s): confederation, confederacy, federation
  3. the act of forming an alliance or confederation
    Synonym(s): confederation, alliance
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Confederation \Con*fed`er*a"tion\, n. [L. confoederatio: cf. F.
      conf[82]d[82]ration.]
      1. The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual
            support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or
            states.
  
                     The three princes enter into some strict league and
                     confederation among themselves.         --Bacon.
  
                     This was no less than a political confederation of
                     the colonies of New England.               --Palfrey.
  
      2. The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a
            confederacy.
  
      {Articles of confederation}. See under {Article}.
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