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confederacyn. [From Confederate, a.].
  •  A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance.  [1913 Webster]
    "The friendships of the world are oft
    Confederacies in vice or leagues of pleasure.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "He hath heard of our confederacy."  [1913 Webster]
    "Virginia promoted a confederacy."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a league; a confederation.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Grecian common wealth, . . . the most heroic confederacy that ever existed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Virgil has a whole confederacy against him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy.
Syn. -- League; compact; alliance; association; union; combination; confederation.
     With the, the Confederate States of America.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


confederacy, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a league or alliance, esp. of confederate States.
2 a league for an unlawful or evil purpose; a conspiracy.
3 the condition or fact of being confederate; alliance; conspiracy.

ME, AF, OF confederacie (as confederate)



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