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a confederation of 22 Arab administrations, including the Arab countries of SW Asia and N Africa, established in 1945 to promote political, economic, and military cooperation among its members
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also League of Arab StatesAbbr. AL
An association of Arab states established in 1945 to promote cooperation among member nations in matters relating to economic and social development and foreign policy.