confederacy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"confederacy" in British English

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confederacynoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /kənˈfed.ər.ə.si/  us   /-ɚ-/
the ​situation in which ​states or ​peoplejoin together for a ​particularpurpose, usually ​related to ​politics or ​trade
(Definition of confederacy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Confederacynoun [C/U]

 us   /kənˈfed·ər·ə·si/ (also confederacy)
US history the eleven ​southernstates 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)
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