Associations to the word «Confederacy»


CONFEDERACY, noun. An alliance
CONFEDERACY, proper noun. (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.

Dictionary definition

CONFEDERACY, noun. The southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861.
CONFEDERACY, noun. A union of political organizations.
CONFEDERACY, noun. A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose.
CONFEDERACY, noun. A secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act.

Wise words

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