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Noun: confederacy  kun'fe-du-ru-see
  1. A union of political organizations
    - confederation, federation
  2. A group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
    - conspiracy
  3. A secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
    - conspiracy
Noun: Confederacy
  1. The southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
    - Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, Dixieland

Derived forms: confederacies

See also: south, southern

Type of: agreement, band, circle, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, lot, set, understanding, union

Encyclopedia: Confederacy