confederation



confederation
n.
An alliance or league of states, each of which retains full sovereignty and self-government, with a limited central government.

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confederation
A union of states in which each member state retains some independent control over internal and external affairs. Thus, for international purposes, there are separate states, not just one state. A federation, in contrast, is a union of states in which external affairs are controlled by a unified, central government.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


confederation
A union of states in which each member state retains some independent control over internal and external affairs. Thus, for international purposes, there are separate states, not just one state. A federation, in contrast, is a union of states in which external affairs are controlled by a unified, central government.

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