Definition of federation
1 : an encompassing political or societal entity formed by uniting smaller or more localized entities: such asa : a federal governmentb : a union of organizations
2 : the act of creating or becoming a federation; especially : the forming of a federal union
Examples of federation in a Sentence
a federation of labor unions
a federation of women's clubs
the federation of the states
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Trujillo was general secretary of Guatemala’s soccer federation when he was arrested in December 2015 in Port Canaveral, Fla.
The former general secretary of Guatemala’s soccer federation pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Fishermen in the communities if San Felipe and Golfo de Santa Clara are hoping that the compensation payments can be extended through the end of the year, said Ramón Franco Díaz, who heads a federation of fishing cooperatives.
The country’s entire track federation was banned in 2015 after anti-doping investigations found evidence of systemic cheating among athletes, coaches and officials.
The most recent negotiations began two years ago and made significant progress on how to share power in an envisioned federation.
On 21 October, Thompson, along with Doug McIntosh, a reporter for the federation's news service, and members of the hacktivism mailing list community, invite anyone concerned about the system to append a list of intriguing words to their emails.
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FEDERATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of federation for English Language Learners
: a country formed by separate states that have given certain powers to a central government while keeping control over local matters
: an organization that is made by loosely joining together smaller organizations
: the act of joining together separate organizations or states
FEDERATION Defined for Kids
Definition of federation for Students
: a union of organizations or states a wildlife federation
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