TEM8 GRE TOEFL
- confederacy (n.)
- late 14c., from Anglo-French confederacie (Old French confederacie), from stem of Latin confoederatio, from confoederare (see confederate). Earliest in reference to leagues of classical Greek states (Aetolian, Achaean, etc.), later of the Netherlands. The word was used of the United States of America under (and in) the Articles of Confederation (1777-1788). In reference to the breakaway Confederate States of America (1861-1865) from 1861.
Confederacy now usually implies a looser or more temporary association than confederation, which is applied to a union of states organized on an intentionally permanent basis. [OED]
- 1. They've entered this new confederacy because the central government's been unable to control the collapsing economy.
- 2. This bond of kin represented the real basis of the confederacy.
- 3. Does the Confederacy mean nothing to you at all? "
- 4. " Don't you go throwing the Confederacy in my face!
- " 你犯不着用南部联盟来压我嘛!
- 5. A man who fought for the Confederacy can't be all bad.
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