Federation
Federation Fed`er*a"tion, n. [Cf. F. f['e]d['e]ration.] 1. The act of uniting in a league; confederation. [1913 Webster]

2. A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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  • federation — fed‧e‧ra‧tion [ˌfedəˈreɪʆn] noun [countable] 1. ORGANIZATIONS a group of organizations, clubs, or people that have joined together to form a single group to represent their interests, and often used in the names of professional associations and… …   Financial and business terms

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  • federation — I noun affiliation, alliance, amalgamation, association, centralization, coalition, combination, combine, concert, confederacy, confederation, cooperation, federal union, integration, league, merger, organized body, pool, syndicate, unification,… …   Law dictionary

  • federation — federation, confederation, confederacy Federation and confederation are the more precise constitutional terms, a federation being a union of federal states and a confederation being a union of states in alliance. Confederacy is a looser term for… …   Modern English usage

  • federation — 1721, union by agreement, from Fr. fédération, from L.L. foederationem (nom. foederatio), noun of action from L. foederare league together, from foedus covenant, league (gen. foederis); see FEDERAL (Cf. federal) …   Etymology dictionary

  • federation — [fed΄ər ā′shən] n. [Fr fédération < ML federatio < L foederatus: see FEDERATE] 1. the act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in… …   English World dictionary

  • federation — confederacy, confederation, coalition, fusion, *alliance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • federation — [n] partnership, organization alliance, amalgamation, association, bunch, coalition, combination, confederacy, crew, crowd, entente, family, federacy, gang, league, mob, outfit, pool, ring, syndicate, syndication, tribe, union; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • federation — ► NOUN 1) a federal group of states. 2) an organization within which smaller divisions have some internal autonomy. 3) the action of federating …   English terms dictionary

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