Origin of confederation
Synonyms for confederation
Related Words for confederationleague, alliance, guild, federation, congress, fellowship, brotherhood, partnership, coalition, sorority, society, bloc, confederacy, fraternity, syndicate, organization, cartel, sisterhood, order, association
Examples from the Web for confederation
Contemporary Examples of confederation
The Articles of Confederation had required nine of the 13 states to pass most items, and it was a disaster.Going Nuclear
November 22, 2013
I saw it in "Quotation", a group show at the Confederation Center of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.Reflecting on Genius
October 18, 2013
The more daring among them even talk about federation or confederation, possibly including the Kingdom of Jordan.One State Can Be a Credible Alternative
September 27, 2013
Instead, the two colonies were joined in a confederation, with separate legislatures.What Canada's History Teaches Us About the Feasibility of the One-State Paradigm
September 24, 2013
Historical Examples of confederation
Such was the state of things when the Confederation was adopted.
The shackles imposed on this power, in the Confederation, are discarded.
But no forces were available for the protection of the property of the Confederation.Union and Democracy
As it was, several States refused to enter into the confederation at first.The Arena
This confederation scheme, however, has not yet been accomplished.Up To Date Business
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.