Con*fed`er*a"tion(?), n. [L. confoederatio: cf. F. confdration.] 1. The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states.
The three princes enter into some strict league and confederation among themselves.Bacon.
This was no less than a political confederation of the colonies of New England.Palfrey.
2. The parties that are confederated, considered as a unit; a confederacy.
Articles of confederation. See under Article.
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