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A joining together of states or nations in a league or association; the league itself. An unincorporated association of persons for a common purpose.


noun affiliation, alliance, amalgamation, association, centralization, coalition, combination, combine, concert, confederacy, confederation, cooperation, federal union, integration, league, merger, organized body, pool, syndicate, unification, union
Associated concepts: labor federation, unincorporated association
See also: alliance, association, body, cartel, chamber, coaction, coalescence, coalition, committee, compact, company, confederacy, consolidation, contact, contribution, cooperative, corporation, enterprise, integration, league, merger, organization, partnership, pool, society, sodality, syndicate, union
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In Wales, the present arrangements under Part 3 of the 2006 Act puts debate about the division of powers, and the use the National Assembly makes of those powers, at the heart of day-to-day politics.
EU officials and diplomats in Brussels said Germany appeared to be trying to assuage its powerful federal states, which could block the current reform conference if they were not promised that the division of powers would be addressed soon.
The second part provides an interesting historical review of pre-Confederation constitutional developments, a brief summary of the legal framework of the executive and legislative branches of Canadian government, and a sketch of the division of powers between the federal and provincial governments.
with [a] division of powers among the legislature, the administration, and the judiciary.
That close relation, however, raised the issue of the System's independence from the Treasury, which soon became manifest in three conflicts involving the Board: (1) about the respective responsibilities of the Treasury officials who sat on the Board and of the members appointed by the President; (2) about the Board's financial accountability; and (3) about the division of powers between the Treasury and the Board.
First, the answer given by the court was grounded in one of the most inflexible aspects of constitutional law and continues the formal divide between division of powers and the Charter.
The division of powers that was adopted by those colonies that joined to form Canada created two distinct legal systems within the provinces.

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