from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An advocate of federalism.
  • noun A member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
  • adjective Of or relating to federalism or its advocates.
  • adjective Of or relating to Federalism or Federalists.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In polities, an advocate or a supporter of federalism; specifically, an advocate of a close union of states under a common government, or a supporter of such a union as against those who would weaken or destroy it; in United States history
  • noun a member of the Federal party. See federal, a.
  • noun One who accepts the federal theology (which see, under theology).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Advocate of federalism.
  • noun Canada, politics Supporter of the view that the province of Québec should remain within the Canadian federal system; an opponent of Québec‐based separatism or sovereigns.
  • adjective Of or relating to federalism, or its advocates.
  • adjective Someone who strongly believes in federalism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
  • noun an advocate of federalism


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