Origin of confederalfrom confederation, after federal
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.
being or of a confederation of independent nations or states: progress toward a confederal Europe
- 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 )
(comparative more confederal, superlative most confederal)
- Of, pertaining to, or being a confederation.