The definition of confederate is people, groups, or nations that are united.(adjective)
An example of confederate was the group of people who came together to support the Southern states during the U.S. Civil War; confederate soldiers and the Confederate States of America.
A confederate is defined as a person, group or country that is joined together for a common goal.(noun)
An example of a confederate is the European Union.
See confederate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME confederat < LL confoederatus, pp. of confoederare, to unite by a league < foedus, a league: see faith
See confederate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English confederat, allied
Origin: , from Late Latin cōnfoederātus
Origin: , past participle of cōnfoederāre, to unite
Origin: : Latin com-, com-
Origin: + Latin foederāre, to unite (from foedus, foeder-, league; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots).
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