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English noun: Confederacy

1. Confederacy (location) the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861


SynonymsConfederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South


Instance hypernymgeographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


Part holonymslave state


Member holonymAL, Alabama, AR, Arkansas, Camellia State, Empire State of the South, Everglade State, FL, Florida, GA, Georgia, Heart of Dixie, LA, Land of Opportunity, Lone-Star State, Louisiana, Magnolia State, Mississippi, Missouri, MO, MS, NC, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, Old North State, Palmetto State, Peach State, Pelican State, SC, Show Me State, South Carolina, Sunshine State, Tar Heel State, Tennessee, Texas, TN, TX, VA, Virginia, Volunteer State


Attributesouth, southern

2. confederacy (group) a union of political organizations


Synonymsconfederation, federation


Broader (hypernym)union


Narrower (hyponym)Creek Confederacy, Hanseatic League, nation

3. confederacy (group) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose


Synonymsconspiracy


Broader (hypernym)band, circle, lot, set


Member holonymcoconspirator, conspirator, machinator, plotter

4. confederacy (communication) a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act


Synonymsconspiracy


Broader (hypernym)agreement, understanding


Narrower (hyponym)conspiracy of silence









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