Definitions for Federalˈfɛd ər əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
fed•er•alˈfɛd ər əl(adj.)
pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states, provinces, or areas under a central government distinct from the individual governments of the separate units:
the federal government of the U.S.
of, pertaining to, or involving such a central government:
federal laws; federal troops.
(cap.) of, pertaining to, or supporting the Federalist Party or Federalism. pertaining to or supporting the Union government in the Civil War.
Category: American History
of or pertaining to a compact or a league, esp. a league between nations or states.
(n.)an advocate of federation or federalism.
(cap.) a Federalist. a supporter of the Union, or a Union soldier in the Civil War.
Category: American History
Origin of federal:
1635–45; earlier foederal < L foedus league
Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier(noun)
a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
Federal, Fed, federal official(adj)
any federal law-enforcement officer
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"
of or relating to the central government of a federation
"a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"
being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
"Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"
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 confederations"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
federal(adjective)ˈfɛd ər əl
relating to government at a national level
federalˈfɛd ər əl
having a government in which there are independent regions controlled to some extent by a national government
discussions about Europe becoming a federal system
A law-enforcement official of the FBI; short for federal agent.
Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations.
Pertaining to the national government level, as opposed to state, provincial, county, city, or town.
Origin: From foedus.
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
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
consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer
friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist
Translations for Federal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a government or group of states) joined together, usually for national and external affairs only
the federal government of the United States of America.
- federaal, federatiefAfrikaans
- فدرالي، إتِّحاديArabic
- federalPortuguese (BR)
- føderal; forbunds-Danish
- savezni, federalanCroatian
- sambands-, bandalags-Icelandic
- federacinis, federalinisLithuanian
- federāls; federatīvs; federācijas-Latvian
- forbunds-, sambands-, føderalNorwegian
- فډرالى، دتړون، اتحادىPashto
- förbunds-, federalSwedish
- birleşik, federalTurkish
- 聯邦的Chinese (Trad.)
- федеральний, загальнодержавнийUkrainian
- مختلف خود مختار ریاستوں کے وفاقی متحد حکومتUrdu
- (thuộc) liên bangVietnamese
- 联邦的Chinese (Simp.)
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