confederacy

[ kuh n-fed-er-uh-see, -fed-ruh-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF confederacy
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Our Confederacy, fellow-citizens, can only be preserved by the same forbearance.

Moreover, this was the heart of the Confederacy and other unknown forces might be gathering.

I wouldn't have got off my horse and leaned over that box to save the Confederacy.

In all the Confederacy no houseful went to sleep that night in sweeter content.

It had been given only four times in the long history of the Confederacy.

The advantages derived from this union attracted other towns to the confederacy.

To effect this, I see no way so practicable as dissolving the confederacy.

When he was able to travel, he had had enough of war and the Confederacy.

Just now the things most interesting to her were the affairs of the Confederacy.

On the 3d, he was in Richmond, writing, "There is no longer a Confederacy."

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French confederacie (Old French confederacie), from stem of Latin confoederatio, from confoederare (see confederate). Earliest in reference to leagues of classical Greek states (Aetolian, Achaean, etc.), later of the Netherlands. The word was used of the United States of America under (and in) the Articles of Confederation (1777-1788). In reference to the breakaway Confederate States of America (1861-1865) from 1861.

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