confederacy

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noun con·fed·er·a·cy \kən-ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-sē\

Definition of confederacy

plural

confederacies

  1. 1 :  a league or compact for mutual support or common action :  alliance

  2. 2 :  a combination of persons for unlawful purposes :  conspiracy

  3. 3 :  the body formed by persons, states, or nations united by a league; specifically capitalized :  the 11 southern states seceding from the United States in 1860 and 1861

Examples of confederacy in a sentence

  1. a confederacy of native tribes

  2. the last state to join the Confederacy

14th Century

First Known Use of confederacy

14th century



CONFEDERACY Defined for English Language Learners

confederacy

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noun con·fed·er·a·cy \kən-ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-sē\

Definition of confederacy for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people, countries, organizations, etc., that are joined together in some activity or effort

  • the Confederacy : the group of 11 southern states that separated themselves from the U.S. during the American Civil War


CONFEDERACY Defined for Kids

confederacy

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noun con·fed·er·a·cy \kən-ˈfe-də-rə-sē\

Definition of confederacy for Students

plural

confederacies

  1. 1 :  a league of persons, parties, or states

  2. 2 cap :  the eleven southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860 and 1861 to form their own government



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