Definition of federacy in English:


Line breaks: fed¦er|acy
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛd(ə)rəsi


(plural federacies)
  • 1A group of states with a central government but independence in internal affairs; a federation.
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    • There were several large districts possessed by the Federacy as appendages.
    • A federacy might be an imaginative solution to this problem.
    • A republican federacy could be formed out of the provinces of the defunct monarchy.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The state of being joined by a treaty.
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    • The maintenance of peace and order and justice between states bound in federacy.
    • Federacy is a constitutionalized extension of the principle of home rule that provides adequate guarantees to the weaker entity.
    • Being multilingual, it tests many of the problems of world federacy.


mid 17th century: from federate + -acy, on the pattern of confederacy.

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