Definitions for federalismˈfɛd ər əˌlɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. federalism(noun)

    the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units


  1. federalism(Noun)

    system of national government in which power is divided between a central authority and a number of regions with delimited self-governing authority.

  2. federalism(Noun)

    Advocacy of such a system.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federalism(noun)

    the principles of Federalists or of federal union

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. fdralisme.]


  1. Federalism

    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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