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Con*fed"er*a*cy (?), n.; pl. Confederacies (#). [From Confederate, a.] 1. A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance.

The friendships of the world are oft
Confederacies in vice or leagues of pleasure.
Addison.

He hath heard of our confederacy.
Shak.

Virginia promoted a confederacy.
Bancroft.

2. The persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a league; a confederation.

The Grecian common wealth, . . . the most heroic confederacy that ever existed.
Harris.

Virgil has a whole confederacy against him.
Dryden.

3. (Law) A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy.

Syn. -- League; compact; alliance; association; union; combination; confederation.

Con*fed"er*a*cy, n. (Amer. Hist.) With the, the Confederate States of America.

Con*fed"er*a*cy, n. (Amer. Hist.) With the, the Confederate States of America.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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