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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

Our country presents on every side the evidences of that continued favor under whose auspices it, has gradually risen from a few feeble and dependent colonies to a prosperous and powerful confederacy.
Martin Van Buren

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

As a kid, I was growing up in an era of celebration of the Civil War centennial, with a lot of 'Lost Cause' emphasis on the Confederacy. I used to play Civil War soldiers with my brothers as a child, and my older brother always insisted that he got to be Lee, and I got be Grant. I never knew that Grant won until quite some time had passed.
Drew Gilpin Faust

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

The idea of aerial military surveillance dates back to the Civil War, when both the Union and the Confederacy used hot-air balloons to spy on the other side, tracking troop movements and helping to direct artillery fire.
Michael Hastings
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Confederacy Translations

confederacy in Norwegian is forbund
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