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They have confederated together for certain specified objects.

Let the fortunes of confederated republics be now considered.

The Toquis are independent of each other, but confederated for the public good.

Which yet is imputed to the midwives, because they confederated with them, and delayed to that end.

Whether or not each group was confederated we are not informed.

They summoned assemblies in north and south of the confederated chiefs.

As they had used the same words it was clear that they were confederated.

The confederated Iroquois were, if possible, to be humbled once for all.

Nicaragua, Honduras, and San Salvador have recently confederated.

Negotiations have been entered into with the Confederated Powers.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Late Latin confoederatus "leagued together," past participle of confoederare "to unite by a league," from com- "with, together" (see com-) + foederare, from foedus (genitive foederis) "a league" (see federal). Also used as a past participle adjective from late 14c., as a simple adjective from 1550s; meaning "of or belonging to the Confederate States of America" is from 1861. Used as a noun from late 15c. (Late Latin confoederatus also was used as a noun in its day).

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