Definition of confederacy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    confederacy

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//kənˈfedərəsi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfedərəsi//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a union of states, groups of people or political parties with the same aim
  2. 2the Confederacy [singular] = Confederate States
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French confederacie, based on Latin confoederare ‘join together in league’, from con- ‘together’ + foederare ‘join in league with’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: confederacy