confederacy has definitions from the fields of law,criminal law,politics,geography
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[ noun ] (geography) the 11 southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

Prior to 1954 I imagine that a majority of Southerners would have voted against the Confederacy .

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[ noun ] (politics,geography) a union of political organizations

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Robert_E._Lee represented the dignity needed by a rebelling confederacy .

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[ noun ] (law,criminal law) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

Synonyms

conspiracy

Related terms

set conspirator

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[ noun ] (law) a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

Synonyms

conspiracy

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