Definition of federacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfed(ə)rəsē/


(plural federacies)
1A group of states with a central government but independence in internal affairs; a federation.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1The state of being joined by a treaty.
Example sentences
  • 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.


Mid 17th century: from federate + -acy, on the pattern of confederacy.

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Syllabification: fed·er·a·cy

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