confederacy

Part of speech: noun

A number of states or persons allied; a league; confederation.

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Usage examples "confederacy":

  1. Russia in many respects was not unlike the Confederacy. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
  2. Properly regarded under such a policy, every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy Confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. Upon the inquiry of the master, by what authority they made that demand on him, the stars and stripes being then floating at the masthead of the Savannah, Captain Baker informed him that it was in the name and by the authority of the Confederate States of America, at the same time hauling down the American flag and running up the flag of the Confederacy. - "Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York", A. F. Warburton.