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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·fed·er·a·tion /kənˌfɛdəˈreʃən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fed·er·a·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being allied or confederated [syn: alliance]
      2: a union of political organizations [syn: confederacy, federation]
      3: the act of forming an alliance or confederation [syn: alliance]