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Noun: federation  ,fe-du'rey-shun
  1. An organization formed by merging several groups or parties
  2. A union of political organizations
    - confederation, confederacy
  3. The act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states, colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs

Derived forms: federations

Type of: constitution, establishment, formation, organisation [Brit], organization, union

Encyclopedia: Federation, Action for the Republic