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confederation

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noun con·fed·er·a·tion \kən-ˌfe-də-ˈrā-shən\

Simple Definition of confederation

  • : a group of people, countries, organizations, etc., that are joined together in some activity or effort

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of confederation

  1. 1 :  an act of confederating :  a state of being confederated :  alliance

  2. 2 :  league

Examples of confederation in a sentence

  1. <the smaller nations were forced to form a confederation out of self-defense>

  2. <the big-budget movie was produced by the studio in confederation with another in order to lower the risk>



15th Century

First Known Use of confederation

15th century



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