[kuh n-fed-er-uh l, -fed-ruh l]


of, relating to, or involving two or more nations: confederal agreements.

Origin of confederal

1775–85; confeder(ation) + -al1, on model of federation and federal
Related formscon·fed·er·al·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for confederal

Historical Examples of confederal

  • The call of the Confederal Committee was only partly followed.

  • The Confederal Committee is formed by the delegates of both sections.

  • On the contrary, he accused the Confederal Committee of carrying on political agitation under the cover of neutrality.

  • The government instituted legal proceedings against twelve members of the Confederal Committee for “insults to the army.”

  • M. Niel was elected by a majority of one vote, and his position was very difficult in the Confederal Committee.