What does Federal mean?

Definitions for Federal
ˈfɛd ər əlFed·er·al

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Federal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldiernoun

    a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

  2. Federal, Fed, federal officialadjective

    any federal law-enforcement officer

  3. federaladjective

    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"

  4. federaladjective

    of or relating to the central government of a federation

    "a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"

  5. Union, Federaladjective

    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"

  6. federaladjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. federalnoun

    A law-enforcement official of the FBI; short for federal agent.

  2. federaladjective

    Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations.

  3. federaladjective

    Pertaining to the national government level, as opposed to state, provincial, county, city, or town.

  4. Etymology: From foedus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Federaladjective

    Relating to a league or contract.

    Etymology: from fœdus, Latin.

    It is a federal rite betwixt God and us, as eating and drinking, both among the Jews and Heathens, was wont to be. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    The Romans compelled them, contrary to all federal right and justice, both to part with Sardinia, their lawful territory, and also to pay them for the future a double tribute. Nehemiah Grew.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federaladjective

    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

  2. Federaladjective

    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

  3. Federaladjective

    consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer

  4. Federaladjective

    friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist

  5. Federalnoun

    see Federalist

  6. Etymology: [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. fdral. see Faith.]

Freebase

  1. Federal

    Federal is the debut album by American rapper E-40, released November 10, 1993 on Sick Wid It Records. It peaked at number 80 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Jive records reissued Federal in 1995 with three tracks missing.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Federal

    fed′ėr-al, adj. pertaining to or consisting of a treaty or covenant: confederated, founded upon mutual agreement: of a union or government in which several states, while independent in home affairs, combine for national or general purposes, as in the United States (in the American Civil War, Federal was the name applied to the states of the North which defended the Union against the Confederate separatists of the South).—n. a supporter of federation: a Unionist soldier in the American Civil War.—n. Fed′eracy.—v.t. Fed′eralise.—ns. Fed′eralism, the principles or cause maintained by federalists; Fed′eralist, a supporter of a federal constitution or union; Fed′erary (Shak.), a confederate.—adj. Fed′erāte, united by league: confederated.—n. Federā′tion, the act of uniting in league: a federal union.—adj. Fed′erātive, united in league.—Federal (or Covenant) theology, that first worked out by Cocceius (1603-69), based on the idea of two covenants between God and man—of Works and of Grace (see Covenant). [Fr. fédéral—L. fœdus, fœderis, a treaty, akin to fidĕre, to trust.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. federaladjective

    Refering to the federal government. "The reasons are several, most of the federal" -- Public Enemy (Black steel in the hour of chaos).

  2. federaladjective

    Something of exceptional quality or of an extreme nature. Used throughout E-40 tapes, probably Bay Area in origin.

  3. federaladjective

    Going federal: rising up in the game.

  4. federaladjective

    To "make a federal case of" something means to make a big deal out of it, usually when it's not worth it.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2632

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4754

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Federal' in Adjectives Frequency: #354

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Federal in a Sentence

  1. The FTC:

    As the case will be prosecuted before a federal judge, the appropriate constitutional due process protections will be provided to the company.

  2. Trump Organization:

    Various facilities are temporarily closed given local, state and federal mandates, we anxiously await the day when this pandemic is over and our world-class facilities can reopen.

  3. Attorney General Luis Inacio Adams:

    Negotiation of the agreement is under way and we made considerable progress today, we agreed on the actions that have to be carried out. There was convergence between the companies and federal and state governments on what has to be done.

  4. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel:

    We will be a better city for it, it is in our self-interest, because we need (federal) assistance to make the fundamental and necessary changes.

  5. Jeff Landry:

    I am alarmed by what appears to not only be multiple violations of both the State and Federal Constitutions, but also blatant government overreach by the school system, for anyone to conclude that a student's home is now school property because of connectivity through video conferencing is absurd... It is ludicrous for this All-American kid to be punished for taking responsible actions just as it is for his parents to be accused of neglect.

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