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confederation

con·fed·er·a·tion

confederation

 
pronunciation:
kn fe d reI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of confederating or allying.
The confederation of the five neighboring nations brought peace among the Iroquois.
synonyms:
union
similar words:
organization
definition 2: a confederated group, as of countries; league; alliance.
The nations formed a confederation to prevent war.
synonyms:
alliance, confederacy, federation, league
similar words:
organization, union
derivations: confederationist (adj.), confederative (adj.), confederationism (n.), confederationist (n.)
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