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Definition of federal:

  1. 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.
  2. Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Constitution; a officer.
  3. Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the party. see Federalist.
  4. 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.
  5. See Federalist.

Synonyms:

national, fed, Union soldier, northern, union, central, federal official, Federal soldier, governmental.

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