1. [ noun ] an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
Related terms: organization afl-cio American_Federation_of_Labor-Congress_of_Industrial_Organizations cio afl federate
2. [ noun ] the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs
Related terms: constitution federate
3. [ noun ] (politics,geography) a union of political organizations
Synonyms: confederacy confederation
Related terms: union nation hanseatic_league Creek_Confederacy federate
Similar spelling:   federate