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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Being united or joined together in an alliance.

Usage examples (34)
  • When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederation against him.
  • Certainly, this road to political unification or confederation is a long and rocky one.
  • We take from our part in confederation-in material terms-in dollars and cents-more than we put into it.
  • This confederation is only 50 years old, and I suppose some of usindeed I do-I remember the first anniversary of the organization of Canada. for more
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