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Definition of "confederacy" [con•fed•er•a•cy]

  • A union of persons, parties, or states; a league. (noun)
  • The persons, parties, or states joined in such a union. (noun)
  • The Confederate States of America. (noun)
  • A group of people who have united for unlawful practices; a conspiracy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confederacy" in a sentence
  • "I always find it funny that Republicans are the first to scream how unpatriotism people are, and yet supporting the confederacy is the most unpatriotic thing you can do."
  • "To black people (myself being one) – the confederacy is akin to nazi germany."
  • "That flag and the confederacy is a sign of racism and pro-slavery."