confederacy confederacy  /kən ˈfɛ də rə si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  2. (n) a union of political organizations
  3. (n) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
  4. (n) a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

Usage(s):

  • When a true genius appears you shall know him by this sign, that the Dunces are all in confederacy against him.

News

  1. Chief Ellison speaks at Patriots’ Celebration

    On Saturday, June, 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the George L. Smith Room of the Franklin Memorial Library, Emanuel Rangers Chapter No. 2318 United Daughters of the Confederacy sponsored a program, “A Patriots’ Celebration,” to honor veterans and public servants. A massive arrangement of white Queen
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Swainsboro Forest-Blade

  2. Running With Scissors is at its absurd best with Southern Gothic 'Hell's Belles'

    This 'comic cocktail of the Confederacy' becomes a hearty dose of Southern Gothic, with a splash of Grand Guignol excess, resulting in an over-the-top journey of laughs.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. Military Service Awards presented by Emanuel Rangers

    Emanuel Rangers Chapter No. 2318, United Daughters of the Confederacy, presented Military Service Awards during a Patriots’ Celebration on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the George L. Smith Room of the Franklin Memorial Library, Swainsboro.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Swainsboro Forest-Blade

Quotes

  1. "I have often inquired of myself, what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together," he told the enthusiastic crowd. "It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land; but...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: New York Post

  2. "Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people," Wallace said. "It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we...
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: George Wallace Source: Tuscaloosa News (subscription)

  3. "Some view it as a symbol of slavery. Others view it as a symbol of heritage," John McCain said of the flag. "Personally, I see the battle flag as a symbol of heritage. I have ancestors who have fought for the Confederacy, none of whom owned...
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: John McCain Source: The South Florida Times

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