Definitions of Federative

  1. Uniting in a league; forming a confederacy; federal. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Joining in a league; forming a confederacy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. Joining in a league or contract; forming a confederacy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Federative

  1. In fact, the study of the inner life of the medieval city and of the ancient Greek cities reveals the fact that the combination of mutual aid, as it was practised within the guild and the Greek clan, with a large initiative which was left to the individual and the group by means of the federative principle, gave to mankind the two greatest periods of its history- the ancient Greek city and the medieval city periods; while the ruin of the above institutions during the State periods of history, which followed, corresponded in both cases to a rapid decay. – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  2. The federative unity which for a moment Europe seemed to have gained from the struggle against Napoleon, and the belief existing in some quarters in its long continuance, were strikingly shown in the last article of this Quadruple Treaty, which provided that, after the holding of a Congress at the end of three or more years, the Sovereigns or Ministers of all the four great Powers should renew their meetings at fixed intervals, for the purpose of consulting upon their common interests, and considering the measures best fitted to secure the repose and prosperity of nations, and the continuance of the peace of Europe. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe