confederative

confederative

[kuhn-fed-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv, -fed-ruh-]
adjective
pertaining to or characteristic of a confederation.

Origin:
1810–20; confederate + -ive

anticonfederative, adjective
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confederation (kənˌfɛdəˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of confederating or the state of being confederated
2.  Compare federation a loose alliance of political units. The union of the Swiss cantons is the oldest surviving confederation
3.  (esp in Canada) another name for a: federation
 
confeder'ationism
 
n
 
confeder'ationist
 
n
 
con'federative
 
adj

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