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Federal meaning

federal - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer.
  5. 5. Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist.
  6. 6. See Federalist.
  7. 7. Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Constitution; a officer.
  8. 8. Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the party. see Federalist.
  9. 9. Pertaining to a league or compact.

federal - examples of usage

  1. His boat is a Federal transport, and he is in Yankee pay." - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. There can be little doubt, too, that the American railways and telegraphs are far better managed now than they would be if acquired by the Federal Government. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  3. They left the Federal rear- guard feeding their horses at a great white pile of corn which had been thrown out of the corn- house of a neighbor, and was scattered all over the ground. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
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