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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


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


Broader (hypernym)agreement, understanding

Narrower (hyponym)conspiracy of silence

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