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Definitions of federal

  1. See Federalist. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A supporter of federalism, or a union of states. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. In Amer., one who advocates the strengthening of the central government. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units; "the Federal Bureau of Investigation"; "federal courts"; "the federal highway program"; "federal property" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities; "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederatons" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a compact between parties, usually governments or their representatives. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Composed of states or districts which retain only a subordinate and limited sovereignty, as the Union of the United States, or the Sonderbund of Switzerland. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Constitution; a officer. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the party. see Federalist. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Consisting of a union or compact between states, especially those of the United States and Switzerland; pertaining to the government of such a union; as, the federal constitution; supporting the Union in the American Civil War, 1861-65; as, the federal army. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Pertaining to or consisting of a treaty or covenant; founded upon mutual agreement. -A FEDERAL union or government is one in which several states, while independent in home affairs, combine for national or general purposes, as in the United States and Switzerland. In American civil war, FEDERAL was the name given to the states of the North which defended the Union against the Confederate separatists of the South. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Pertaining to a league or compact. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Pertaining to a union of states under one general government. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Pertaining to a treaty, league, or covenant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Pertaining to or founded on a league or contract, specially between states; upholding the federation. A federal union, a union of several internally independent states under a common central government in which they are severally represented. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Pert. to a league; consisting in a compact or agreement between nations, or between the several states of a nation, as in Switzerland or America. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for federal

  1. Neither Confederate nor Federal was in sight. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  2. But when a Federal Government is erected with only a portion of the sovereign power, the rule of construction is directly the reverse, and every power is reserved to the members that is not, either in express terms or by necessary implication, taken away from them and rested exclusively in the Federal Head. – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
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