Con*fed"er*ate (?), a. [L.
confoederatus, p. p. of confoederare to join by a
league; con- + foederare to establish by treaty or
league, fr. foedus league, compact. See Federal.]
1. United in a league; allied by treaty;
engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied.
All the swords
In Italy, and her confederate arms,
Could not have made this peace.
2. (Amer. Hist.) Of or pertaining
to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United
States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent
nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the
Confederate congress; Confederate money.
1. One who is united with others in a
league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally;
also, an accomplice in a bad sense.
He found some of his confederates in
2. (Amer. Hist.) A name
designating an adherent to the cause of the States which
attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).
Con*fed"er*ate (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Confederated (?);
p. pr. & vb. n. Confederating (?).]
To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.
With these the Piercies them
Con*fed"er*ate, v. i. To unite
in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band
By words men . . . covenant and