Definitions for Confederacykənˈfɛd ər ə si, -ˈfɛd rə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•fed•er•a•cykənˈfɛd ər ə si, -ˈfɛd rə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. an alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.

    Category: Government

  2. a group of persons, parties, states, etc., united by such a confederacy.

    Category: Government

  3. a combination of persons for unlawful purposes; conspiracy.

  4. the Confederacy,

    Category: American History

    Ref: Confederate States of America.

Origin of confederacy:

1350–1400; < AF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, Dixieland(noun)

    the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

  2. confederation, confederacy, federation(noun)

    a union of political organizations

  3. conspiracy, confederacy(noun)

    a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

  4. conspiracy, confederacy(noun)

    a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act


  1. confederacy(Noun)

    an alliance

  2. Confederacy(ProperNoun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confederacy(noun)

    a league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance

  2. Confederacy(noun)

    the persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a league; a confederation

  3. Confederacy(noun)

    a combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy

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a league or alliance (of states etc).

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