Meaning of confederation
Pronunciation: (kun-fed"u-rā'shun), [key]
- the act of confederating.
- the state of being confederated.
- a league or alliance.
- a group of confederates, esp. of states more or less permanently united for common purposes.
- the union of the 13 original U.S. states under the Articles of Confederation 1781–89.
- (cap.) the federation of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, formed in 1867 and constituting the Dominion of Canada.
- confederation (Thesaurus)