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confederacy

con·fed·er·a·cy

confederacy

 
pronunciation:
kn fe d r si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: confederacies
definition 1: an alliance or union of persons, groups, states, or nations.
synonyms:
alliance, bloc, bund, confederation, league, union
similar words:
association, coalition, corporation, federation, organization, partnership, syndicate
definition 2: a group of persons united for illicit purposes; conspiracy.
synonyms:
conspiracy
similar words:
cabal, connivance, racket
definition 3: (cap.) the eleven southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860-6l.
synonyms:
Confederates, Dixie
similar words:
secessionists, South
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