Articles of confederation
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. [1913 Webster]

The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation among themselves. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

This was no less than a political confederation of the colonies of New England. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]

2. The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy. [1913 Webster]

{Articles of confederation}. See under {Article}. [1913 Webster]


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