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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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Having 'made Federation a burning political process' (87) but suffered personally in the process, Moran was reluctant to become directly involved in the 1898 referendum campaign, despite pleas from federationists.
Thynne, had been part of a strong Queensland federationist team, but Thynne's political career was eclipsed by that of T.
The federationist group in Sydney included a prime example of a colonial-born 'Irishman', Francis Bede Freehill.

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