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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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There are three reasons that well-wrought federal tax reforms can save the federal government money while providing more help to the states.
During hearings, the federal government conceded that prosecution under the federal drug law would substantially burden the UDV's religious liberty rights.
It would increase efficiency for the provincial and federal governments as well as corporate taxpayers by eliminating red tape.
We have to be the principal protagonist in resolving our debt problems, but the federal government as our biggest creditor has the final word," he says.
This will move the portal, and the federal government, away from the current agency-based locus of information.
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Although an increasing number of Americans are looking to the Internet for information from and about the federal government, electronic government (e-government) lacks the infrastructure and organization to properly meet their needs.
When the listed species are aquatic, the federal government can step in and restrict what had been seen by many for generations as inviolable water rights.

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