Meaning of confederacy

con•fed•er•a•cy

Pronunciation: (kun-fed'ur-u-sē, -fed'ru-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. an alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose.
  2. a group of persons, parties, states, etc., united by such a confederacy.
  3. a combination of persons for unlawful purposes; conspiracy.
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