What does federal mean?

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ˈfɛd ər əlfed·er·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier(noun)

    a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

  2. Federal, Fed, federal official(adj)

    any federal law-enforcement officer

  3. federal(adj)

    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. federal(adj)

    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, Federal(adj)

    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. federal(adj)

    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. federal(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From foedus.

  2. federal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From foedus.

  3. federal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From foedus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Federal(adj)

    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

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

  2. Federal(adj)

    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

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

  3. Federal(adj)

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

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

  4. Federal(adj)

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

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

  5. Federal(noun)

    see Federalist

    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. federal(adjective)

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

  2. federal(adjective)

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

  3. federal(adjective)

    Going federal: rising up in the game.

  4. federal(adjective)

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

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. Bill Browder:

    There is clear evidence since we filed that warrants a proper investigation of Devin Nunes activities, glenn Simpson was working with a foreign principal. ... [ who was ] an agent of the Russian government, Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya, who was at the center of a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged in federal court earlier this yearwith obstruction of justice in connection witha civil money laundering and forfeiture case involving a Russian tax refund fraud scheme. Although possible dirt on Hillary Clinton was reportedly floated in advance of the infamous meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, Veselnitskaya has publicly said Hillary Clinton used the meeting to push for repeal of the anti-corruption law. Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort at Trump Tower in June 2016. In Jared Kushner lawsuit, Devin Nunes said Fusion GPS -- the firm paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to create the salaciously anti-TrumpSteele dossier -- coordinatedwith another group to file several fraudulent and harassing ethics complaints intended to derail his investigation. Thecomplaintin the Eastern District of Virginia, which namedSimpsonand the nonprofitCampaign for Accountability( CfA), said the.

  2. Lauren Kotwicki:

    The Blue Bell case demonstrates that we have better communication between federal, state and local partners when contamination does occur. In this case, South Carolina discovered the contamination through random sampling, and the genetic fingerprint was able to be matched to cases in Kansas. This enabled the FDA and states to investigate the production facilities and document contamination at the source.

  3. Jerry Brown:

    I agree with the Catholic bishops who have said that local, state and federal officials should' work collaboratively and prudently in the implementation of this deployment, ensuring that the presence of National Guard is measured and not disruptive to community life,'.

  4. Phil Bryant:

    Today, a federal court has usurped (the) right to self-governance and has mandated that states must comply with federal marriage standards -- standards that are out of step with the wishes of many in the United States and that are certainly out of step with the majority of Mississippians.

  5. Carlos Rittl:

    It is very clear that the federal government is struggling for its political survival. As a consequence, the climate change agenda is frozen.

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