The definition of a federation is the act of joining states or other groups with an agreement they will be governed under one central authority.
An example of a federation is the United States.
- the act of uniting or of forming a union of states, groups, etc. by agreement of each member to subordinate its power to that of the central authority in common affairs
- an organization formed by such an act; league; specif., a federal union of states, nations, etc.
Origin of federationFrench fédération from Medieval Latin federatio from Classical Latin foederatus: see federate
- The act of federating, especially a joining together of states into a league or federal union.
- A league or association formed by federating, especially a government or political body established through federal union.
- Act of joining together into a single political entity.
- It is 106 years since federation.
- Array of nations or states that are unified under one central authority which is elected by its members.
- Any society or organisation formed from separate groups or bodies.
- (computing, telecommunications) A collection of network or telecommunication providers that offer interoperability.
- (Australia) Of an architectural style popular around the time of federation.
- We live in a federation house.