Definitions for federalismˈfɛd ər əˌlɪz əm
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the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units
system of national government in which power is divided between a central authority and a number of regions with delimited self-governing authority.
Advocacy of such a system.
the principles of Federalists or of federal union
Origin: [Cf. F. fdralisme.]
Federalism is a political concept in which a group of members are bound together by covenant with a governing representative head. The term "federalism" is also used to describe a system of government in which sovereignty is constitutionally divided between a central governing authority and constituent political units. Federalism is a system based upon democratic rules and institutions in which the power to govern is shared between national and provincial/state governments, creating what is often called a federation.
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