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Pronunciation:  `fedu'reyshun

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  1. [n]  the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs
  2. [n]  a union of political organizations
  3. [n]  an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

FEDERATION is a 10 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: confederacy, confederation
 See Also: AFL, AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor, CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations, constitution, Creek Confederacy, establishment, formation, Hanseatic League, nation, organisation, organisation, organization, organization, union



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

2. A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated
   government. --Burke.

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