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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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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.
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.
Bennett's book almost turns into an institutional history of Royalist and Parliamentarian armies, as well as those of the Irish Confederalists.
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