Definition Of confederacy


a league or alliance, especially of confederate states.

the Italian confederacy known as the Lombard League

Example Of confederacy

  • Already they were a confederacy of states with some forms of representative assemblies, however limited their powers, of citizens who wished to be independent of arbitrary external rule.

  • At any rate, this argument is only partially true since the republic set up by the Iroquois confederacy predates Canadian confederation.

  • ‘For thousands of years before Confederation we were living here, thriving and conducting the business of our nations within our own confederacies and confederations,’ he said.

  • Caught between old allegiances to the empire, on the one hand, and patriot neighbours, on the other, the confederacy splintered.

  • Confederation facilitated joint warfare against other nations and confederacies in the region.

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