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Definition of Confederacy

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

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

My ancestors fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War; I was raised in Natchez, Miss.; I performed in the Confederate Pageant for a decade; I dug ditches and loaded trucks with black men who taught me more than any book ever could; and I graduated from Ole Miss. Anyone who survived that is a de facto expert on the South.
Greg Iles

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

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

From infancy, I had been accustomed to hear pro and con discussions of slavery and the American Civil War. Although the British government finally decided not to recognise the Confederacy, public opinion in England was sharply divided on the questions both of slavery and of secession.
Emmeline Pankhurst
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Confederacy Translations

confederacy in Norwegian is forbund
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