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Pronunciation:  kun`fedu'reyshun

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  1. [n]  the act of forming an alliance or confederation
  2. [n]  a union of political organizations
  3. [n]  the state of being allied or confederated

CONFEDERATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: alliance, alliance, confederacy, federation
 See Also: coalition, Creek Confederacy, fusion, group action, Hanseatic League, nation, union



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*fed`er*a"tion\, n. [L. confoederatio: cf. F.
1. The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual
   support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or

         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

{Articles of confederation}. See under {Article}.

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