Definition of Federal government

1. Noun. A government with strong central powers.

Generic synonyms: Authorities, Government, Regime
Specialized synonyms: U.s., U.s. Government, United States, United States Government, Us Government
Specialized synonyms: Capital, Washington

Definition of Federal government

1. Noun. Any of several forms of government of federations. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) The national government of the United States, in contrast to government at the state level. ¹

¹ Source:

Lexicographical Neighbors of Federal Government

federal agency
federal agent
federal case
federal court
federal deficit
federal department
federal district
federal government (current term)
federal governments
federal job safety law
federal office
federal official
federal officials
federal question
federal question jurisdiction
federal savings bank
federal tax lien

Literary usage of Federal government

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 " The powers delegated by the Constitu- Federalist " is an excellent book, which tion to the federal government are few ought to be familiar to the ..."

2. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1892)
"... necessity for strength in the federal government, 135 ; wisdom of the provision in the Constitution concerning the military force, 138, 141, 150, 155, ..."

3. American Government and Politics by Charles Austin Beard (1914)
"In some matters the individual is protected from the federal government, in others from the state government, and in still others he is entirely free from ..."

4. The American Commonwealth by James Bryce Bryce (1914)
"CHAPTER IV NATURE OF THE federal government THE acceptance of the Constitution of 1789 made the American people a nation. It turned what had been a League ..."

5. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1914)
"Furthermore, the various branches of the federal government itself may disagree ... The first important case of the inability of the federal government to ..."

6. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"He wished a federal government by Uthe States as States' and not by U the people of the States' — this latter form in his view constituting a National ..."

7. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1866)
"In the second case, the federal government Supreme created by the act ol union is sovereign and supreme, eminent or within the sphere of the powers granted ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Federal government on!Search for Federal government on!Search for Federal government on Google!Search for Federal government on Wikipedia!