[kuhn-fed-er-uhl, -fed-ruhl]
of, pertaining to, or involving two or more nations: confederal agreements.

1775–85; confeder(ation) + -al1, on model of federation and federal

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confederacy (kənˈfɛdərəsɪ, -ˈfɛdrəsɪ)
n , pl -cies
1.  a union or combination of peoples, states, etc; alliance; league
2.  a combination of groups or individuals for unlawful purposes
[C14: from Anglo-French confederacie, from Late Latin confoederātiō agreement, confederation]

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We want to go from a federal country to a confederal country.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of federal, confederal, and unitary systems of government.
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