- The definition of confederal is a permanent union between two or more nations or states.
An example of confederal is the union of the seven political territories that form the confederation of the United Arab Emirates.
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- Of or relating to confederation or a specific confederation.
- Of, relating to, or involving the activities of two or more nations: “Can federal or confederal solutions be negotiated to limit ethnic strife?” (Lincoln P. Bloomfield).
- con·fedˈer·al·ist noun
- con·fedˈer·al·ly adverb