confederation


confederation
   a pressure group
   Literally, an alliance or union of states for joint action. Thus the British Confederation for the Advancement of State Education sought not so much to improve the quality of teaching in state schools as to close down those which achieved higher standards through the selection of pupils.

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  • confédération — [ kɔ̃federasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1358; lat. confœderatio 1 ♦ Union de plusieurs États qui s associent tout en conservant leur souveraineté. La Confédération helvétique. ⇒ fédération. 2 ♦ Groupement d associations, de fédérations professionnelles,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • confédération — CONFÉDÉRATION. s. f. Ligue, alliance. Confédération bonne, ferme, stable. Se joindre, s unir par confédération. Il y a confédération entre ces deux États, entre ces deux Rois. Renouveler une confédération. Entrer en confédération. Ce Prince étoit …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • confederation — Confederation. s. f. Ligue, alliance. Confederation bonne, ferme, stable. se joindre, s unir par confederation. il y a confederation entre ces deux Estats, ou entre ces deux Rois. renouveller une confederation. entrer en confederation. ce Prince… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Confederation — Confédération Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom …   Wikipédia en Français

  • confederation — con‧fed‧e‧ra‧tion [kənˌfedəˈreɪʆn] noun [countable] a group of people, organizations, or countries, who have joined together in order to help each other: • the Confederation of United Kingdom Coal Producers, also known as Coalpro * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • Confederation — Con*fed er*a tion, n. [L. confoederatio: cf. F. conf[ e]d[ e]ration.] 1. The act of confederating; a league; a compact for mutual support; alliance, particularly of princes, nations, or states. [1913 Webster] The three princes enter into some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confederation — index affiliation (amalgamation), association (alliance), band, cartel, chamber (body), co …   Law dictionary

  • confederation — [kən fed΄ər ā′shən] n. [ME confederacion < LL confoederatio: see CONFEDERATE] 1. a uniting or being united in a league or alliance 2. a league or alliance; specif., independent nations or states joined in a league or confederacy whose central… …   English World dictionary

  • confederation — early 15c., act of confederating, from M.Fr. confédération, from O.Fr. confederacion (14c.), from L.L. confoederationem (nom. confoederatio), noun of action from confoederare (see CONFEDERATE (Cf. confederate)). Meaning states or persons united… …   Etymology dictionary

  • confederation — Confederation, Foedus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • confederation — ► NOUN 1) an alliance of a number of parties or groups. 2) a union of states with some political power vested in a central authority. 3) the action of confederating or the state of being confederated …   English terms dictionary


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