Meaning of “confederacy” in the English Dictionary

"confederacy" in English

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confederacynoun [ + sing/pl verb ]

uk /kənˈfed.ər.ə.si/ us /kənˈfed.ɚ.ə.si/

Examples from literature

  • Their confederacy which they formed was a mere make-shift to protect millions of dollars worth of slaves. 

Examples from literature

  • Their confederacy which they formed was a mere make-shift to protect millions of dollars worth of slaves. 

the Confederacynoun [ S ]

uk /ˌkənˈfed.ər.ə.si/ us /ˌkənˈfed.ər.ə.si/

(Definition of “confederacy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Confederacy" in American English

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Confederacynoun [ C/U ]

us /kənˈfed·ər·ə·si/ also confederacy

US history the eleven southern states that left the US and fought against the north in the US Civil War

A confederacy is also a confederation.

(Definition of “Confederacy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)