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confederate

noun [C] uk   /kənˈfed.ər.ət/ us    /-ɚ-/ formal
someone you work together with in a secret, sometimes illegal, activityHelpers and accomplicesPeople who help or serve people professionally

confederate

adjective uk   /kənˈfed.ər.ət/ us    /-ɚ-/
united in or part of a confederacy: confederate statesSystems of government
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