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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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This he said while addressing a luncheon reception organized by former Sports Minister Syed Aqil in his honor of being elected as President PBF along with others who have difference portfolios in national federations and are hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including Secretary Pakistan Table Tennis Federation Kifayat Ullah, Secretary Pakistan Volleyball Federation Shahid Kamal, Treasurer Pakistan Athletic Federation Behre Karam, Treasurer National Rifle Association of Pakistan Dr.
In particular, amendments of the first mentioned laws set a possibility to limit the rights of foreign citizens to enter the Russian Federation, if he two or more times within three years was brought to administrative responsibility in Russia, and if a foreign national is transferred to a foreign state in accordance with international treaty on readmission.
11, 2010 (TAP) - Several Tunisian sports federations praised the vanguard measures decided, on Friday, by President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali for the benefit of sports sector, such measures are meant to strengthen the sector's legislative, structural and tangible foundations.
Summary: Football, basketball listed atop most active federations.
It is a very critical time in the Jewish world,'' said John Fishel, president of the local federation.
A poll conducted by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation, which withdrew from the Gay Games federation last year, found that 51% of the 636 European athletes responding planned to attend the Montreal event while only 7% planned to go to Chicago; 7% hoped to go to both.
The collapse of coffee prices nevertheless has affected the finances of the coffee federation, the trade group that represents the majority of Colombia's coffee growers and the largest rural non-governmental organization in the world.
With its involvement in the anti-globalization movement, the labor federation propelled its work in new directions that many had not imagined possible.
The expansion of the Internet and online database services, combined with powerful computers and software, is behind the shift to primary research (using information) at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).
82 million have multiple disabilities (China Disabled Persons' Federation, 1998).
To maintain workers' strength vis-a-vis government and employers, they proposed the creation of a nationwide Palestinian Arab union federation.

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