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Definition of Confederacy


  1. A league or compact between two or more persons, bodies of men, or states, for mutual support or common action; alliance.
  2. The persons, bodies, states, or nations united by a league; a confederation.
  3. A combination of two or more persons to commit an unlawful act, or to do a lawful act by unlawful means. See Conspiracy.
  4. With the, the Confederate States of America.

Confederacy Quotations

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.
Thomas Jefferson

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
Andrew Jackson

If the Confederacy fails, there should be written on its tombstone: Died of a Theory.
Jefferson Davis

The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
Franklin Pierce
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Confederacy Translations

confederacy in Norwegian is forbund

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