Definition of "confederation" [con•fed•er•a•tion]

  • (noun) The act of forming into or becoming part of a confederacy.
  • (noun) The state of being confederated.
  • (noun) A group of confederates, especially of states or nations, united for a common purpose; a league.
  • (noun) The union of the British North American colonies of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada, brought about July 1, 1867, under the name Dominion of Canada.
  • (noun) The federal union of all the Canadian provinces and territories, the most recent member being Newfoundland in 1949.
  • (noun) the act or process of confederating or the state of being confederated
  • (noun) a loose alliance of political units. The union of the Swiss cantons is the oldest surviving confederation

Use "confederation" in a sentence

  • "This simple fact gives the Prime Minister unbridled power and our confederation is littered with the corpses of bad legislation forced through Parliament by unscrupulous, corrupt Prime Ministers."
  • "Humans are killing the Earth and the alien confederation is distraught by this."
  • "It also underlines, in a sometimes embarrassingly blunt way, why for many in the current generation of Quebec political leaders the status quo of the Canadian confederation is unacceptable."

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