- the act of federating or uniting in a league.
- the formation of a political unity, with a central government, by a number of separate states, each of which retains control of its own internal affairs.
- a league or confederacy.
- a federated body formed by a number of nations, states, societies, unions, etc., each retaining control of its own internal affairs.
Origin of federation
Related Words for federationunion, league, association, tribe, alliance, family, combination, pool, coalition, crowd, crew, gang, syndicate, entente, mob, ring, outfit, amalgamation, confederacy, bunch
Examples from the Web for federation
Contemporary Examples of federation
The reason: opposition from the publishing and anime industries and even from the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.Japan's Kiddie Porn Empire: Bye-Bye?
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
June 3, 2014
It could mean greater self-government within a Ukraine federation or a total break with Kiev.Putin’s People Stage Their Bogus Vote
May 11, 2014
The Federation of American Scientists breaks the numbers down here.Read the Pentagon’s $59 Billion ‘Black Budget’
March 6, 2014
That is, they are a federation of cells led by individual capos.Will El Chapo Rule From Prison?
John P. Sullivan
February 24, 2014
The Federation is, as the Foundation writes, the “main and only partner of Slavoblast.”Putin's Criminal Olympics
January 27, 2014
Historical Examples of federation
The Federation of Clubs, the youngest association, represents 200 members.
That is Lhari law—and by treaty with your Federation, it is human law, too.
Tomorrow I'll find out what the Federation is going to do to me.
I thought your theory was that the Federation had lost Merlin.
This computation on the future of the Federation is still in the back-work file?
- the act of federating
- the union of several provinces, states, etc, to form a federal union
- a political unit formed in such a way
- any league, alliance, or confederacy
- a union of several parties, groups, etc
- any association or union for common action
- the Federation the federation of the Australian colonies in 1901
- a style of domestic architecture of that period, characterized by red brick, terracotta roof tiles, sinuous curves, and heavy window frames
Word Origin and History for federation
1721, "union by agreement," from French fédération, from Late Latin foederationem (nominative foederatio), noun of action from Latin foederare "league together," from foedus "covenant, league" (genitive foederis); see federal.