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con·fed·er·a·cy

 (kən-fĕd′ər-ə-sē)
n. pl. con·fed·er·a·cies
1.
a. A union of persons, parties, or states; a league.
b. The persons, parties, or states joined in such a union.
c. Confederacy The Confederate States of America.
2. A group of people who have united for unlawful practices; a conspiracy.

[Middle English confederacie, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin cōnfoederātiō, cōnfoederātiōn-, agreement, from cōnfoederātus, past participle of confoederāre, to unite; see confederate.]
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confederacy

(kənˈfɛdərəsɪ; -ˈfɛdrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a union or combination of peoples, states, etc; alliance; league
2. (Law) a combination of groups or individuals for unlawful purposes
[C14: from Anglo-French confederacie, from Late Latin confoederātiō agreement, confederation]
conˈfederal adj

Confederacy

(kənˈfɛdərəsɪ; -ˈfɛdrəsɪ)
n
(Placename) the Confederacy another name for Confederate States of America
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con•fed•er•a•cy

(kənˈfɛd ər ə si, -ˈfɛd rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. an alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.
2. a group of persons, parties, states, etc., united by such a confederacy.
3. a combination of persons for unlawful purposes; conspiracy.
4. the Confederacy, Confederate States of America.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French]
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Confederacy

 a combination of persons, of states or nations. See also alliance, league.
Example: confederacy of Dunces.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confederacy - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861Confederacy - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
slave state - any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
Missouri, Show Me State, MO - a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
2.confederacy - a union of political organizations
nation - a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
Creek Confederacy - a North American Indian confederacy organized by the Muskogee that dominated the southeastern part of the United States before being removed to Oklahoma
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
3.confederacy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
coconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter - a member of a conspiracy
4.confederacy - a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
conspiracy of silence - a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event; "there was a conspiracy of silence about police brutality"
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
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confederacy

noun union, league, alliance, coalition, federation, compact, confederation, covenant, bund Vienna was established as the political and cultural capital of a new confederacy of Germanic states.
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confederacy

noun
An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
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Translations
تَحالُف، اتِّحادُ دُوَل
konfederace
forbund
bandalag

confederacy

[kənˈfedərəsɪ] N (= alliance) → confederación f; (= plot) → complot m
the Confederacy (US) → los Estados Confederados
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confederacy

[kənˈfɛdərəsi] nconfédération f
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confederacy

n (Pol: = confederation) → Bündnis nt; (of nations)Staatenbund m, → Konföderation f; the Confederacy (US Hist) → die Konföderierten Staaten von Amerika
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confederacy

[kənˈfɛdrəsɪ] nconfederazione f
the Confederacy (Am) → gli Stati della Confederazione
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confederate

(kənˈfedərət) noun
a person who has agreed to work with others (eg on something dishonest). He and his confederates were found with stolen money in their possession.
conˈfederacy (-rəsi) plural conˈfederacies noun
a league or alliance (of states etc).
conˌfedeˈration noun
(the forming of) a league or alliance, especially of states etc.
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These articles contain no provision for the case of offenses against the law of nations; and consequently leave it in the power of any indiscreet member to embroil the Confederacy with foreign nations.
The defect of power in the existing Confederacy to regulate the commerce between its several members, is in the number of those which have been clearly pointed out by experience.
In Germany it is a law of the empire, that the princes and states shall not lay tolls or customs on bridges, rivers, or passages, without the consent of the emperor and the diet; though it appears from a quotation in an antecedent paper, that the practice in this, as in many other instances in that confederacy, has not followed the law, and has produced there the mischiefs which have been foreseen here.
Irvine also believed in the Confederacy, serving in its navy before being posted to England for "foreign service", particularly on board the Alabama.
Joseph Brant and events surrounding the American Revolution form only a part of the book as it takes a look at the whole history of the Iroquois Confederacy so that encompasses a much larger span of time.
Stone Mountain is the home of a soaring 300-foot representation of the "heroes" of the Confederacy and historical meeting place of the Ku Klux Klan.
Written by the Librarian of the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Capital Navy discusses Richmond as a naval center, the makings of a navy capital, and events leading upt ot and during the Battle of Trent's Reach.
In December, the regularly scheduled confederacy of the Assembly of First Nations' chiefs was instead called a special assembly.
A Chiefs of Ontario letter shows that the fight over who votes and who doesn't at the Assembly of First Nations' twice-annual confederacy meetings will resume at the next chiefs' meeting in May.
To change to the other sex was not a very Southern thing to do, and it was particularly out of line in Charleston, the queen city of the old Confederacy. Doubling the shock, Dawn Hall claimed she already was a woman.
The three major units of this textbook consequently are entitled "Intertribal Confederacy: Israel's Revolutionary Beginnings"; "Monarchy: Israel's Counterrevolutionary Establishment"; and "Home Rule Under Great Empires: Israel's Colonial Recovery" (= the postexilic period).
TEN YEARS AGO, Richmond, Virginia, caught the attention of the USA with its bold public acknowledgement of its painful history--the capital of the Confederacy during the American Civil War was a leading exporter of slaves to southern plantations for more than a century--and a call for 'honest conversation on race, reconciliation and responsibility'.

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