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fed·er·al

federal

 
 
pronunciation:
fe d rl [or] fe drl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with a system of government that unites several states under a central government. The states have their own governments, yet they recognize the rule of the central government as well.
The founders of this nation set up a federal system of government.
definition 2: having to do with the central government of a country.
The United States has local, state, and federal courts.
derivation: federally (adv.)
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