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Definition of Confederate


  1. United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied.
  2. Of or pertaining to the government of the eleven Southern States of the United States which (1860-1865) attempted to establish an independent nation styled the Confederate States of America; as, the Confederate congress; Confederate money.
  3. One who is united with others in a league; a person or a nation engaged in a confederacy; an ally; also, an accomplice in a bad sense.
  4. A name designating an adherent to the cause of the States which attempted to withdraw from the Union (1860-1865).
  5. To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.
  6. To unite in a league; to join in a mutual contract or covenant; to band together.

Confederate Quotations

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag, it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.
Alan Keyes

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

There is a reason it used to be a crime in the Confederate states to teach a slave to read: Literacy is power.
Matt Taibbi

Maybe we've been brainwashed by 130 years of Yankee history, but Southern identity now has more to do with food, accents, manners, music than the Confederate past. It's something that's open to both races, a variety of ethnic groups and people who move here.
John Shelton Reed

This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi.
Amiri Baraka
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Confederate Translations

confederate in Spanish is confederado
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