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Definition of "federation" []

  • The act of federating, especially a joining together of states into a league or federal union. (noun)
  • A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "federation" in a sentence
  • "The creation of the federation is being announced at a Tea Party Express rally Thursday morning in St. Paul, Minnesota."
  • "We must emphasise that a federation is a highly contemporary form of government with a broad capacity to accommodate itself to the challenge of tomorrow."
  • "In such matters, the federation is the farmers 'spokesman, and when their officers tell us what they want, we know they are speaking for the common farmer, instead of merely using the farmer as a tool to advance their own ideas."