An example of confederal is the union of the seven political territories that form the confederation of the United Arab Emirates.
Origin of confederal; from confederation, after federal
- 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.