confederation Definition

  • 1an organization consisting of different groups or states that have joined together for a particular purpose, especially political or economic
  • 2the act of forming a confederation

Using confederation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "confederation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The European Union is a confederation of 27 member states.

  • Example

    The Articles of Confederation were the first constitution of the United States.

  • Example

    The Confederation of African Football is the administrative and controlling body for African association football.

confederation Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for confederation

Antonyms for confederation

Phrases with confederation

  • the official name of Switzerland


    The Swiss Confederation is known for its neutrality in international affairs.

  • the political union of the provinces of Canada which occurred on July 1, 1867


    The Canadian Confederation was formed by the British North America Act.

  • the government formed by the southern states of the United States during the Civil War


    The Confederate States of America were defeated by the Union forces in 1865.

Origins of confederation

from Latin 'confoederatio', meaning 'league'


Summary: confederation in Brief

A 'confederation' [kənˌfɛdəˈreɪʃən] is an organization of different groups or states that have joined together for a specific purpose, such as political or economic. Examples include the European Union and the Confederation of African Football. It can also refer to the act of forming such an organization, as in 'The Articles of Confederation.'