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Adjective: federal  fe-du-rul
  1. National; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
    "the Federal Bureau of Investigation"; "federal courts"; "the federal highway program"; "federal property"
  2. Of or relating to the central government of a federation
    "a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"
  3. (government) characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities
    "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederations"
Noun: Federal
  1. A member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
    - Federal soldier, Union soldier
  2. Any federal law-enforcement officer
    - Fed [US, informal], federal official
Adjective: Federal
  1. Being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
    "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman";
    - Union

Derived forms: Federals

See also: national, northern

Type of: agent, federal agent, Northerner, Yank [informal], Yankee [informal]

Antonym: unitary

Encyclopedia: Federal, New South Wales