\Con*fed"er*ate\, a. [L. confoederatus, p. p. of confoederare to join by a league; con- + foederare to establish by treaty or league, fr. foedus league, compact. See Federal.] 1. United in a league; allied by treaty; engaged in a confederacy; banded together; allied.
Funny how some people lose track of the real definition of a word because of political correctness.
we went to the CAF museum last year sometime and the curator there mentioned the name was soon to change for PC reasons, and it has. (at least in Texas)