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Definitions for Federalist
ˈfɛd ər ə lɪstfed·er·al·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Federalistnoun

    a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government

  2. federalistnoun

    an advocate of federalism


  1. federalistnoun

    advocate of federalism.

  2. federalistnoun

    Supporter of the view that the province of Québec should remain within the Canadian federal system; an opponent of Québec‐based separatism or sovereigns.

  3. federalistadjective

    Of or relating to federalism, or its advocates.

  4. federalistadjective

    Someone who strongly believes in federalism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federalistnoun

    an advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. fdraliste.]


  1. Federalist

    The term federalist describes several political beliefs around the world. Also, it may refer to the concept of parties; its members or supporters called themselves Federalists.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Federalist

    a name in the United States for a supporter of the Union and its integrity as such; a party which was formed in 1788, but dissolved in 1820; has been since applied to a supporter of the integrity of the Union against the South in the late Civil War.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federalist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Federalist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Federalist in a Sentence

  1. Leigh-Allyn Baker:

    Because there are these books that I have and I have them as a gift for you: the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers and also the Bible. These guarantee my freedom and yours and our children’s to breathe oxygen.

  2. Travis Nix:

    Overall, I would say it's pretty poor, there's a vocal minority that doesn't respect conservative or libertarian ideas at all … When you get people one on one and talk to them in person, it's a lot better I think. But when they're in this group setting, there's definitely not a lot of respect for the ideas that I and some other students in Federalist Society hold at all.

  3. Bob Casey:

    This Supreme Court nominee is being fast-tracked, first of all, because This Supreme Court nominee has been vetted by the two groups that matter : the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation, both groups totally committed to undoing, striking down the Affordable Care Act.

  4. William Barr:

    The fact of the matter is that, in waging a scorched earth, no-holds-barred war of ‘Resistance’ against this Administration, it is the Left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law. This highlights a basic disadvantage that conservatives have always had in contesting the political issues of the day. It was adverted to by the old, curmudgeonly Federalist, Fisher Ames, in an essay during the early years of the Republic.

  5. Matt Bevin:

    Health care is different in our state than it is in another state. Idaho is different than Kentucky, i think the key is to truly use the federalist model. … This is how you get a return on things. Give states more autonomy and more control and you’ll get better results.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. opaque
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