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con·fed·er·a·cy

 (kən-fĕd′ər-ə-sē)
n. pl. con·fed·er·a·cies
1.
a. A union of persons, parties, or states; a league.
b. The persons, parties, or states joined in such a union.
c. Confederacy The Confederate States of America.
2. A group of people who have united for unlawful practices; a conspiracy.

[Middle English confederacie, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin cōnfoederātiō, cōnfoederātiōn-, agreement, from cōnfoederātus, past participle of confoederāre, to unite; see confederate.]

confederacy

(kənˈfɛdərəsɪ; -ˈfɛdrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a union or combination of peoples, states, etc; alliance; league
2. (Law) a combination of groups or individuals for unlawful purposes
[C14: from Anglo-French confederacie, from Late Latin confoederātiō agreement, confederation]
conˈfederal adj

Confederacy

(kənˈfɛdərəsɪ; -ˈfɛdrəsɪ)
n
(Placename) the Confederacy another name for Confederate States of America

con•fed•er•a•cy

(kənˈfɛd ər ə si, -ˈfɛd rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. an alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.
2. a group of persons, parties, states, etc., united by such a confederacy.
3. a combination of persons for unlawful purposes; conspiracy.
4. the Confederacy, Confederate States of America.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French]

Confederacy

 a combination of persons, of states or nations. See also alliance, league.
Example: confederacy of Dunces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confederacy - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861Confederacy - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
slave state - any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War
Alabama, Camellia State, Heart of Dixie, AL - a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR - a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Everglade State, FL, Florida, Sunshine State - a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Empire State of the South, Georgia, Peach State, GA - a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Louisiana, Pelican State, LA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS - a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War
Missouri, Show Me State, MO - a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
NC, North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State - a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
Palmetto State, SC, South Carolina - a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
Tennessee, TN, Volunteer State - a state in east central United States
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
2.confederacy - a union of political organizations
nation - a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
Creek Confederacy - a North American Indian confederacy organized by the Muskogee that dominated the southeastern part of the United States before being removed to Oklahoma
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
3.confederacy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
band, circle, lot, set - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
coconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter - a member of a conspiracy
4.confederacy - a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
conspiracy of silence - a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event; "there was a conspiracy of silence about police brutality"
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

confederacy

noun union, league, alliance, coalition, federation, compact, confederation, covenant, bund Vienna was established as the political and cultural capital of a new confederacy of Germanic states.

confederacy

noun
An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
Translations
تَحالُف، اتِّحادُ دُوَل
konfederace
forbund
bandalag

confederacy

[kənˈfedərəsɪ] N (= alliance) → confederación f; (= plot) → complot m
the Confederacy (US) → los Estados Confederados

confederacy

[kənˈfɛdərəsi] nconfédération f

confederacy

n (Pol: = confederation) → Bündnis nt; (of nations)Staatenbund m, → Konföderation f; the Confederacy (US Hist) → die Konföderierten Staaten von Amerika

confederacy

[kənˈfɛdrəsɪ] nconfederazione f
the Confederacy (Am) → gli Stati della Confederazione

confederate

(kənˈfedərət) noun
a person who has agreed to work with others (eg on something dishonest). He and his confederates were found with stolen money in their possession.
conˈfederacy (-rəsi) plural conˈfederacies noun
a league or alliance (of states etc).
conˌfedeˈration noun
(the forming of) a league or alliance, especially of states etc.
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These articles contain no provision for the case of offenses against the law of nations; and consequently leave it in the power of any indiscreet member to embroil the Confederacy with foreign nations.
The Confederacy's First Battle Flag: The Story of the Southern Cross is a detailed yet thoroughly accessible historical recounting of how the Confederate flag came to be.
Knight, a registered US patent agent, draws on the registry of the Confederate States Patent Office and other primary sources in this history of the Confederacy's patent office, how it operated, and how the Confederate government provided for the protection of intellectual property.
Scholars have commonly studied the Confederacy as a whole (or larger regions in the South) to arrive at extensive conclusions concerning the degrees of Confederate identity and nationalism.
Within weeks, the Confederacy chiefs expressed support for that action, a move that had historic consequences, putting the Confederacy at the table for the first time in 82 years when talks with the federal government began in April.
His topics include the Confederacy in Britain tests the blockade, trans-shipment into the Confederacy, the ships that ran the blockage, girdles and guns: tales from the blockade runners, and the end of the adventure.
The "Children of the Confederacy Creed" plaque has drawn controversy for its denial that preserving slavery was an underlying cause of the Civil War.
The third part examines how the Confederacy tried to control the railroads and personal mobility.
After Saturday's violence in Virginia, calls increased for memorials, flags and other symbols of the Confederacy to be removed from public places around the United States.
In the fall of 1864, when repeated Union victories made the fall of the Confederacy appear imminent, Confederate President Jefferson Davis confronted a radical idea-arming slaves to fight for the Confederacy, in a last-ditch, desperate attempt to preserve independence, possibly even at the cost of the slavery institution itself.
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Notley said the Indigenous People's Experience will happen in a "respectful and historically accurate way" with input from both the Confederacy of Treaty 6 and MNA.