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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of forming into or becoming part of a confederacy.
  • n. The state of being confederated.
  • n. A group of confederates, especially of states or nations, united for a common purpose; a league.
  • n. The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada, brought about July 1, 1867, under the name Dominion of Canada.
  • n. The federal union of all the Canadian provinces and territories, the most recent member being Newfoundland in 1949.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A union or alliance of states or political organizations.
  • n. The act of forming an alliance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.
  • n. The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of confederating, or the state of being confederated; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance.
  • n. An aggregate or body of confederates, or of confederated states; the persons or states united by a league.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a union of political organizations
  • n. the state of being allied or confederated
  • n. the act of forming an alliance or confederation

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