Confederacy meaning

kən-fĕd'ər-ə-sē
The definition of a confederacy is a union between people, states, nations or other groups for a common purpose.

An example of a confederacy is a number of households within a neighborhood forming a neighborhood watch program.

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People, groups, nations, or states united for some common purpose.
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A league or alliance formed by such a union; federation or confederation.
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Confederacy refers to the group of eleven southern states within the U.S. that seceded from the United States from 1861 to 1865.

An example of confederacy is the Confederate States of America which included eleven states including Texas, Alabama and Georgia.

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(historical) The informal name for the Confederate States of America, the collection of American states that seceded from the United States in 1861, and fought against the Union in the American Civil War.
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A group of people who have united for unlawful practices; a conspiracy.
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People united for an unlawful purpose; conspiracy.
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the Confederacy
  • 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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the Confederacy

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
  • Anglo-Norman confederacie, from Latin confoederatio.
    From Wiktionary