noun, plural con·fed·er·a·cies.
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Definition for confederacy (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for confederacy
Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy, summed up the Southern attitude in his 1861 Cornerstone Speech.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the Confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And it is a situation impossible to brush under the carpet because the Confederacy transformed the Union.
But that bold suggestion went nowhere with the politicians, who stalled until the idea, along with the Confederacy, was dead.
While the dream of the Confederacy was kept alive, the men on the battlefield on both sides perished by the tens of thousands.
Like a great wave coming to its flood, the armed host of the Confederacy was moving to break at Gettysburg and recede.Charles Carleton Coffin|William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
The Confederacy was finally beaten because it was flanked in the west and cut in two at Vicksburg.The Ifs of History|Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
Priest and youth are friends by the memory of the dead soldier of the Confederacy.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
I believe that involuntary servitude, as it exists in different States of this Confederacy, is recognized by the Constitution.
Meanwhile a relieving squadron of fifty vessels had sailed from Athens and the rest of the confederacy for Egypt.The History of the Peloponnesian War|Thucydides
British Dictionary definitions for confederacy (1 of 3)
noun plural -cies
Derived forms of confederacyconfederal, adjective
Word Origin for confederacy
British Dictionary definitions for confederacy (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for confederacy (3 of 3)
Cultural definitions for confederacy
The Confederate States of America; the government formed in 1861 by southern states that proclaimed their secession from the United States. Jefferson Davis was its president. The Confederacy was dissolved after the Civil War. (Compare Union.)