federation federation  /ˌfɛ də ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
  2. (n) a union of political organizations
  3. (n) 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



  1. But that was before Brunei withdrew from the planned federation in a state of pique, leaving Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo to go it alone.
  2. Meanwhile the Tunku was busy shoring up what remains of the federation.
  3. As long ago as last December, it was obvious that the shaky Central African Federation was not long for this world.


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