staatenbund

noun
staa·ten·bund | \ˈshtätᵊnˌbu̇nd\
plural -s

Definition of staatenbund 

: a league of states in which each participating state retains full sovereignty : confederacy sense 3 contrasted with Bundesstaat

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History and Etymology for staatenbund

German, from staaten (plural of staat state) + bund federation, league

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