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Definition of confederacy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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] (also the Confederate States [plural]) the eleven southern states of the U.S. which left the United States in 1860-1, starting the American Civil War
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