confederation

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

Definition of confederation

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

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First Known Use of confederation

15th century


CONFEDERATION Defined for English Language Learners

confederation

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Definition of confederation for English Language Learners

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



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