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 (kən-fĕd′ər-əl, -fĕd′rəl)
1. Of or relating to confederation or a specific confederation.
2. 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·fed′er·al·ist n.
con·fed′er·al·ly adv.


(kənˈfɛd ər əl, -ˈfɛd rəl)

of or pertaining to a confederation.
con•fed′er•al•ist, n.
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As a confederal status will give the KRG more autonomy than at present, this belt will deprive Iran of any direct link to Syria and Lebanon which is crucial for its control of a major part of the East Mediterranean coast; it will prevent creation of a theocracy in Lebanon's east and south and Assad's Alawite state in Syria's north-west.
She is currently a Confederal Secretary of the European TUC.
They only call for peaceful coexistence and a confederal system between the two nations.
Although the interim government has insulated the petroleum sector from these wars, the violence is getting worse as the north-eastern part of Libya called al-Barqa is insisting on self-rule based on a confederal system for the country, to the ruling Transitional National Council (TNC) is opposed to this.
The First Call Of Transitional National Council (TNC) Leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, A Moderate Islamist Former Justice Minister, Was The Revival Of Polygamy Which Ousted & Slain Tyrant Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi Had Forbidden; But Now Those Armed Militia Groups Which Ousted The Dictatorship Are Fighting Each Other; The Tribes Are Engaged In Endless Battles While The Barqa Province In The East Wants Self-Rule Under A Confederal System
Kurdistan in the north has gone as far as establishing a confederal system.
Yet virtually all mainstream Christian political groupings deep down aspire to a Lebanese state -- federal, confederal or otherwise -- that allows a majority of Christians to govern themselves and live among their own.
Examples would include the post-Yugoslavia experience of Serbia and Montenegro, while the European Union has some confederal features; others think the slow crisis of Belgium may result in confederation.
Turkish Confederal Youth Union Chairman Orhan Assaad Akgoun said this presence enhances youth's position among decision-makers and emphasises the great interest taken in issues submitted to the UN, which would strengthen youth's capacity to further impact on the decision-making process.
Participants list of the European Parliament delegation is as follow : Mr Proinsias De Rossa, Ireland, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) Chair of the Delegation; Mr Kyriacos Triantaphyllides, Cyprus, Confederal Group of the European United Left (GUE) Vice-Chair of the Delegation; Mr Potito Salatto, Italy, Group of the European People's Party (EPP); Mr Rosario Crocetta, Italy, S&D, Ms Alexandra Thein, Germany, Group of the Alliance of Democrats and Liberals for Europe (ALDE), Ms Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, France, Greens; Sir Robert Atkins, UK, European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) and Mr Georgios Toussas, Greece, GUE.
The party regretted the spat that emerged between the Shiite leader Mohammad Hussain Fadlallah and Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, which reawakened dormant concerns, ranging from outright division of the country to the adoption of a confederal system of government.
este unul nou, pe care nu il regasim in trecutul sau prezentul sistemului politic, el nu poate fi comparat nici cu cel al statului national, federal sau confederal, ci e unul specific unei comunitati politice si economice supranationale a carei functionare se bazeaza pe tratate si institutii comune, pe valori si principii noi, democratice.
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