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Definitions of federation

  1. an organization formed by merging several groups or parties Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of uniting in a league; confederation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A league or union with a central government. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Confederation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A league; a union for purposes of government. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Federative. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Usage examples for federation

  1. It lies toward the broadest federation of ideals that can exist in harmony." – The Tempering by Charles Neville Buck
  2. Should several such public corporate bodies join to form one federation such federation is itself a public corporate body. – The New Germany by George Young
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