Meaning of federacy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɛd(ə)rəsi/

nounplural noun federacies

  • 1A group of states with a central government but independence in internal affairs; a federation.

    ‘Often the federacy (or its residents) have little input into the larger whole.’
    • ‘They spoke of forming a great North American empire, or kind of Colonial Federacy.’
    • ‘A republican federacy could be formed out of the provinces of the defunct monarchy.’
    • ‘A federacy might be an imaginative solution to this problem.’
    • ‘There were several large districts possessed by the Federacy as appendages.’
    confederation, confederacy, federacy, league
    1. 1.1mass noun The state of being joined by a treaty.
      ‘Territorially based ethnic minorities may want greater autonomy and self-rule; asymmetric federacy can accommodate such demands without the state falling apart.’
      • ‘He acknowledged the need for improved budgeting and fiscal federacy as prerequisites for good governance.’
      • ‘Being multilingual, it tests many of the problems of world federacy.’
      • ‘Federacy is a constitutionalized extension of the principle of home rule that provides adequate guarantees to the weaker entity.’
      • ‘The maintenance of peace and order and justice between states bound in federacy.’


Late 16th century apparently shortened from confederacy.