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  1. con·fed·er·a·cy
    IPA[kənˈfed(ə)rəsē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a league or alliance, especially of confederate states:

      the Italian confederacy known as the Lombard League
    • 2. another term for Confederate States of America

    • 3. an alliance of people or groups formed for an illicit purpose:

      the Yakuza is a secret confederacy of criminal fraternities
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: confederacy, plural noun: confederacies

    • noun

      a league or alliance, especially of confederate states:

      another term for Confederate States of America

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