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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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Yet we cannot forgo the reality that the EU is challenged by competing narratives of the federalist, confederalist, and Unitarian style of organization.
Deciding upon its values, the author of this article would connect the EL with the European Parliament's confederalist politics group the European United Left--Nordic Green Left.
The HDP also has been accused of maintaining direct links with the PKK and the Kurdish confederalist KCK.
The Turkish Cypriot source added that when the UN prepared a draft text as 'food for thought' for the two sides, the UN respected this balance, but Anastasiades immediately attacked the UN for injecting confederalist elements into the statement.
Take your responsibility and prepare for confederalist reform.
European leaders understand the logic of ever closer Union--whereby once granted, powers cannot be reclaimed (15)--and operate with the knowledge that no pan-European party system has emerged, nor does it seem likely in the near future, to resolve this tension between federalist (those who believe in greater EU powers) and confederalist (those seeking the retention of national sovereignty) tendencies.
He also indicated that "Sykes-Picot has finished," pointing out that what is currently taking place is in fact targeting the central state, in the aim of producing Federalists and confederalists on the basis of religions, sects and ethnic groups.
If the Eleventh Amendment were taken to preclude federal question immunity, the confederalists would not vote for it and no amendment would be possible even though both would find it desirable.
As the late political theorist Martin Diamond has written, the confederalists wanted the president to be chosen directly by state legislatures.
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