• IPA: /kənfɛdəˈɹeɪʃən/

confederation (plural confederations)

  1. A union or alliance of states or political organizations.
  2. The act of forming an alliance.
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  1. In Canada, the federal union of provinces and territories which formed Canada, beginning with New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec, and later including all the others.
    1. In Canada, the date of Confederation; 1 July 1867.
  2. In Newfoundland, the political union of Newfoundland with Canada.
    1. In Newfoundland, the date of Confederation; 31 March 1949.
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