Middle English Dictionary Entry

confederen v.
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Of two or more parties: (a) to form an alliance, enter into a compact (for any purpose whatever); ~ togeder; ben confedered, be allied or associated; -- usu. refl.; (b) ben confedered, to be united; (c) to unite (two persons).
Of one party: (a) to enter into an alliance, union, or agreement (with sb.); ben confedered with, to (sb.); (b) to make (sb.) an accomplice; ~ until (oneself).
To organize a conspiracy, plot (sth.).
confedered bi bond, tied on, fettered.