Definitions of confederacy

  1. the 11 southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. With the, the Confederate States of America. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Persons, states, or nations united for mutual support or joint action; alliance; Confederacy, the Confederate; States of America. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A league or mutual engagement: persons or states united by a league. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A league; alliance; coalition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A number of states or persons allied; a league; confederation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for confederacy

  1. Here is a means of baffling Fang's crafty confederacy that will fill Wong Ts'in's ears with waves of gladness on his return. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  2. So, also, was the son of General Huger- the General Huger who was then Postmaster General and later became a member of the Cabinet of the Confederacy – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg