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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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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.
O'Sullivan as republican, feminist and federationist', in Headon and John Williams (eds), Makers of Miracles: The Cast of The Federation Story, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, pp.

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