|majority of opinion:|
|1.||a nation, state, or individual that is part of a confederacy|
|2.||someone who is part of a conspiracy; accomplice|
|3.||united in a confederacy; allied|
|4.||to form into or become part of a confederacy|
|[C14: from Late Latin confoederātus, from confoederāre to unite by a league, from Latin com- together + foedus treaty]|
A descriptive term for the institutions and people of the Confederacy.