Definition of Federal

1. Noun. A member of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Exact synonyms: Federal Soldier, Union Soldier
Generic synonyms: Northerner, Yank, Yankee



2. Adjective. National; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units. "Federal property"
Similar to: National

3. Noun. Any federal law-enforcement officer.
Exact synonyms: Fed, Federal Official
Generic synonyms: Agent, Federal Agent

4. Adjective. Of or relating to the central government of a federation. "A federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"
Partainyms: Federal Government

5. Adjective. Being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War. "A Federal infantryman"
Exact synonyms: Union
Similar to: Northern

6. Adjective. Characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities. "Federal governments often evolved out of confederations"

Definition of Federal

1. a. 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. n. See Federalist.

Definition of Federal

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the national government level, as opposed to state, provincial, county, city, or town. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) A law-enforcement official of the FBI; short for federal agent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Federal

1. a supporter of a type of central government [n -S]

Medical Definition of Federal

1. 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: 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. Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer. Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. See Federalist. Federal Congress. See Congress. Origin: L. Foedus league, treaty, compact; akin to fides faith: cf. F. Federal. See Faith. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Federal

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Literary usage of Federal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"The federal Constitution differs essentially from that of the States in the ends ... I am of opinion that the federal Constitution is superior to all the ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"It was authorised to establish a federal University and a federal Polytechnic School, and to contribute to the cost of works of public utility. ..."

3. Energy Policies of IEA Countries by International Energy Agency (2003)
"Energy Policy Institutions Austria is a federal republic with nine states ... The federal Constitution allocates responsibilities either exclusively to the ..."

4. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"For each of these agencies, namely, the federal Board, the State boards, and the local ... Upon the federal Board the duty is imposed by the National act of ..."

5. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1892)
"The members of the federal government will have no agency in carrying the State constitutions into effect. The members and officers of the State governments ..."

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