An example of confederacy is the Confederate States of America which included eleven states including Texas, Alabama and Georgia.
An example of a confederacy is a number of households within a neighborhood forming a neighborhood watch program.
- the league of Southern states that seceded from the U.S. in 1860 & 1861; Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., & Va.
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Origin of confederacy
- Middle English confederacie from Anglo-Norman from Late Latin cōnfoederātiō cōnfoederātiōn- agreement from cōnfoederātus past participle of confoederāre to unite confederate
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition