Instead, the two colonies were joined in a confederation, with separate legislatures.
The more daring among them even talk about federation or confederation, possibly including the Kingdom of Jordan.
The Articles of confederation had required nine of the 13 states to pass most items, and it was a disaster.
I saw it in "Quotation", a group show at the confederation Center of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
The people were dissatisfied with the confederation, not with republicanism.
The confederation of Arras was proclaimed on January 6, 1579.
About this time the articles of confederation were ratified.
This was the first important effort to bring about a Colonial confederation.
Of this confederation, Turkey would be an integral and essential part.
By February, 1779, all the other states had ratified the articles of confederation.
early 15c., "act of confederating," from Middle French confédération, from Old French confederacion (14c.), from Late Latin confoederationem (nominative confoederatio), noun of action from confoederare (see confederate). Meaning "states or persons united by a league" is from 1620s.
A group of nations or states, or a government encompassing several states or political divisions, in which the component states retain considerable independence. The members of a confederation often delegate only a few powers to the central authority.
Note: The United States was governed as a confederation in the first few years of its independence (see Articles of Confederation).
Note: Canada is officially a confederation of provinces.