confederative

[ kuh n-fed-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv, -fed-ruh- ]
/ kənˈfɛd əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv, -ˈfɛd rə- /

adjective

pertaining to or characteristic of a confederation.

Origin of confederative

First recorded in 1810–20; confederate + -ive

Related forms

an·ti·con·fed·er·a·tive, adjective
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