Definitions of confederation

  1. The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act of joining together or forming a league; an alliance; a union of states previously independent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A league: alliance, especially of princes, states, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A league; alliance, esp. of states or princes. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A confederacy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; the bodies in league. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. An agreement for mutual support; a league; an alliance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for confederation

  1. While the war was going on, Congress submitted a plan for a general government, called Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union; but nearly four years passed before all the states accepted it. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  2. These gentlemen admit that the Government under the Articles of Confederation was a compact. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis