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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 first seven slave states occurred before Abraham Lincoln began his presidency.
synonyms:
alliance, federation, union
similar words:
coalition, organization
definition 2: the state or condition of being confederated.
Confederation proved to be economically advantageous to the two small nations.
synonyms:
alliance, union
similar words:
association, coalition, federation, organization
definition 3: a confederated group, as of countries or peoples; alliance; league.
The tribes formed a confederation to defend themselves against the invaders.
synonyms:
alliance, confederacy, federation, league
similar words:
bloc, bund, coalition, organization, union
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derivations: confederationist (adj.), confederative (adj.), confederationism (n.), confederationist (n.)
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