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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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We must also discuss the division of powers," the German government source said.
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.
For example, he argues that the federal-provincial division of powers does not need to be re-drawn, contrary to the views of many premiers: "Either level of government has sufficient constitutional authority to intervene in virtually any policy area that is deemed to be of significance in the 1990s" (220).
The division of powers between the Board and the Treasury also was cloudy.
Analysis of the division of powers in the field of forest relationswith regard totheir sufficiency and comprehensiveness on each of thelevels.
7) This work coalesced, to some extent, with a judgment of the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2005 when, in a case similar to Insite, the Court offered a fairly straightforward answer to the division of powers question.

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