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


pertaining to or characteristic of a confederation.

Nearby words

  1. confederate memorial day,
  2. confederate states of america,
  3. confederate war,
  4. confederation,
  5. confederation, articles of,
  6. confer,
  7. conferee,
  8. conference,
  9. conference call,
  10. conference on security and cooperation in europe

Origin of confederative

First recorded in 1810–20; confederate + -ive

Related formsan·ti·con·fed·er·a·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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