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Pronunciation:  kun'fedurusee

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  1. [n]  a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
  2. [n]  a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
  3. [n]  a union of political organizations
  4. [n]  the 11 southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

CONFEDERACY is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Confederate States of America, confederation, conspiracy, conspiracy, Dixie, Dixieland, federation, South
 See Also: agreement, AL, Alabama, band, Bluegrass State, Camellia State, circle, coconspirator, conspiracy of silence, conspirator, Creek Confederacy, Empire State of the South, Everglade State, FL, Florida, GA, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, Georgia, Hanseatic League, Heart of Dixie, Kentucky, KY, LA, Lone-Star State, lot, Louisiana, machinator, Magnolia State, Mississippi, MS, nation, NC, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Old North State, Palmetto State, Peach State, Pelican State, plotter, SC, set, slave state, South Carolina, Sunshine State, Tar Heel State, Tennessee, Texas, TN, TX, understanding, union, VA, Virginia, Volunteer State



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*fed"er*a*cy\, n.; pl. {Confederacies}. [From
    {Confederate}, a.]
    1. A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of
       men, or states, for mutual support or common action;
             The friendships of the world are oft Confederacies
             in vice or leagues of pleasure.       --Addison.
             He hath heard of our confederacy.     --Shak.
             Virginia promoted a confederacy.      --Bancroft.
    2. The persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a
       league; a confederation.
             The Grecian common wealth, . . . the most heroic
             confederacy that ever existed.        --Harris.
             Virgil has a whole confederacy against him.
    3. (Law) A combination of two or more persons to commit an
       unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See
    Syn: League; compact; alliance; association; union;
         combination; confederation.
  2. \Con*fed"er*a*cy\, n. (Amer. Hist.)
    With the, the Confederate States of America.
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