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Definition 1: a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for confederacy in the sense of this definition

(confederacy is a kind of ...) the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises

"they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business" "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

(... is a kind of confederacy ) a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event

"there was a conspiracy of silence about police brutality"

Definition 2: a union of political organizations - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for confederacy in the sense of this definition

(confederacy is a kind of ...) a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations

"the Soviet Union"

(... is a kind of confederacy ) a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)

"the Shawnee nation"

(... is a kind of confederacy ) a North American Indian confederacy organized by the Muskogee that dominated the southeastern part of the United States before being removed to Oklahoma

(... is a kind of confederacy ) a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669

Definition 3: a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for confederacy in the sense of this definition

(confederacy is a kind of ...) an unofficial association of people or groups

"the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

(confederacy is a member of ...) a member of a conspiracy

Definition 4: the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for confederacy in the sense of this definition

(confederacy is an instance of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(confederacy is a part of ...) any of the southern states in which slavery was legal prior to the American Civil War

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War

(confederacy is a member of ...) the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in east central United States

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies

(confederacy is a member of ...) a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in the Deep South on the gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate States during the American Civil War

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in south central United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

(confederacy is a member of ...) a state in the southeastern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War

(... are attributes of confederacy) situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south

"the south entrance"

(... are attributes of confederacy) in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

"southern hospitality" "southern cooking" "southern plantations"

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