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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • confédération — CONFÉDÉRATION. s. f. Ligue, alliance. Confédération bonne, ferme, stable. Se joindre, s unir par confédération. Il y a confédération entre ces deux États, entre ces deux Rois. Renouveler une confédération. Entrer en confédération. Ce Prince étoit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confederation — Confederation. s. f. Ligue, alliance. Confederation bonne, ferme, stable. se joindre, s unir par confederation. il y a confederation entre ces deux Estats, ou entre ces deux Rois. renouveller une confederation. entrer en confederation. ce Prince… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • confederation — [kən fed΄ər ā′shən] n. [ME confederacion < LL confoederatio: see CONFEDERATE] 1. a uniting or being united in a league or alliance 2. a league or alliance; specif., independent nations or states joined in a league or confederacy whose central… …   English World dictionary

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