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    federal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word federal

    Definition
    (noun) a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War Definition
    (noun) any federal law-enforcement officer
    Synonyms : fed , federal official
    Definition
    (adj) national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
    Example Sentence
    • the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • federal courts
    • the federal highway program
    • federal property
    Definition
    (adj) of or relating to the central government of a federation
    Example Sentence
    • a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government
    Definition
    (adj) being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
    Synonyms : union
    Example Sentence
    • Union soldiers
    • Federal forces
    • a Federal infantryman
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities
    Example Sentence
    • a federal system like that of the United States
    • federal governments often evolved out of confederations
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