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confederation

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CIDE DICTIONARY

confederationn. [L. confoederatio: cf. F. confédération.].
  •  The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.  [1913 Webster]
    "The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation among themselves."  [1913 Webster]
    "This was no less than a political confederation of the colonies of New England."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.  [1913 Webster]
Articles of confederation. See under Article.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

confederation, n.
1 a union or alliance of States etc.
2 the act or an instance of confederating; the state of being confederated.

Etymology
F conf{eacute}d{eacute}ration (as confederate)

THESAURUS

confederation

Anschluss, Bund, Rochdale cooperative, addition, affiliation, agglomeration, aggregation, agreement, alignment, alliance, amalgamation, anschluss, assemblage, assimilation, association, axis, band, blend, blending, bloc, body, cabal, cahoots, cartel, centralization, coadunation, coalescence, coalition, colleagueship, college, collegialism, collegiality, combination, combine, combo, common market, composition, comradeship, confederacy, confraternity, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, consolidation, conspiracy, consumer cooperative, cooperative, cooperative society, copartnership, copartnery, corps, council, credit union, customs union, economic community, ecumenism, embodiment, encompassment, enosis, federalization, federation, fellowship, fraternalism, fraternity, fraternization, free trade area, freemasonry, fusion, gang, group, grouping, hookup, inclusion, incorporation, integration, junction, junta, league, machine, marriage, meld, melding, merger, mob, package, package deal, partnership, political machine, ring, society, sodality, solidification, sorority, syncretism, syndication, syneresis, synthesis, tie-in, tie-up, unification, union, wedding

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confederation

Cooperation

N cooperation, coadjuvancy, coadjutancy, coagency, coefficiency, concert, concurrence, complicity, participation, union, additivity, combination, collusion, association, alliance, colleagueship, joint stock, copartnership, cartel, confederation, coalition, fusion, a long pull a strong pull and a pull all together, logrolling, freemasonry, unanimity, esprit de corps, party spirit, clanship, partisanship, concord, synergy, coaction, cooperating, in cooperation, in league, coadjuvant, coadjutant, dyed in the wool, cooperative, additive, participative, coactive, synergetic, synergistic, favorable to, unopposed, as one, shoulder to shoulder, synergistically, cooperatively, due teste valgono piu che una sola.

Party

N party, faction, side, denomination, communion, set, crew, band, horde, posse, phalanx, family, clan, team, tong, council, community, body, fellowship, sodality, solidarity, confraternity, familistere, familistery, brotherhood, sisterhood, knot, gang, clique, ring, circle, group, crowd, in-crowd, coterie, club, casino, machine, Tammany, Tammany Hall, corporation, corporate body, guild, establishment, company, copartnership, partnership, firm, house, joint concern, joint-stock company, cahoot, combine, trust, society, association, institute, institution, union, trades union, league, syndicate, alliance, Verein, Bund, Zollverein, combination, Turnverein, league offensive and defensive, alliance offensive and defensive, coalition, federation, confederation, confederacy, junto, cabal, camarilla, camorra, brigue, freemasonry, party spirit, Confederates, Conservatives, Democrats, Federalists, Federals, Freemason, Knight Templar, Kuklux, Kuklux Klan, KKK, Liberals, Luddites, Republicans, Socialists, Tories, Whigs staff, dramatis personae, in league, in partnership, in alliance, bonded together, banded together, linked, joined together, embattled, confederated, federative, joint, hand in hand, side by side, shoulder to shoulder, en masse, in the same boat.


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