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confederation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confederation  \Con*fed`er*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  confoederatio:  cf  F. 
  conf['e]d['e]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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confederation 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  allied  or  confederated  [syn:  {alliance}] 
  2:  a  union  of  political  organizations  [syn:  {confederacy},  {federation}] 
  3:  the  act  of  forming  an  alliance  or  confederation  [syn:  {alliance}] 




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