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Pronunciation : Fed"er*al
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. fédéral. see Faith.]
Definition : 1. 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. The Romans compelled them, contrary to all federal right, . . . to part with Sardinia. Grew.

2. Specifically: (a) 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. (b) Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer. (c) Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist. Federal Congress. See under Congress.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Fed"er*al
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: See Federalist.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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