Confederation

Definition of Confederation

Con`fed`er`a´tion
n.1.The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.
The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation among themselves.
- Bacon.
This was no less than a political confederation of the colonies of New England.
- Palfrey.
2.The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.
Articles of confederation
See under Article.

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