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Noun confederacy has 4 senses
  1. Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, South, Dixie, Dixieland - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
    --1 is a kind of geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
    --1 has parts: slave state
    --1 has members:
     Alabama, Heart of Dixie, Camellia State, AL; Arkansas, Land of Opportunity, AR; Florida, Sunshine State, Everglade State, FL; Georgia, Empire State of the South, Peach State, GA; Louisiana, Pelican State, LA; Mississippi, Magnolia State, MS; Missouri, Show Me State, MO; North Carolina, Old North State, Tar Heel State, NC; South Carolina, Palmetto State, SC; Tennessee, Volunteer State, TN; Texas, Lone-Star State, TX; Virginia, Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA
  2. confederation, confederacy, federation - a union of political organizations
    --2 is a kind of union
    --2 has particulars: nation; Creek Confederacy; Hanseatic League
    Derived form: verb confederate2
  3. conspiracy, confederacy - a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
    --3 is a kind of set, circle, band, lot
    --3 has members: conspirator, coconspirator, plotter, machinator
  4. conspiracy, confederacy - a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
    --4 is a kind of agreement, understanding
    --4 has particulars: conspiracy of silence
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