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confederacy

noun [C, + sing/pl verb]     /kənˈfed.ər.ə.si/ US  /-ɚ-/
the situation in which states or people join together for a particular purpose, usually related to politics or tradeSocieties, clubs and organizationsInternational politics and government
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