noun fed·er·al·ist \-list\

: a supporter of federal government; especially : a supporter of the U.S. Constitution

Federalist : a member of a major political party in the early years of the U.S. that wanted a strong central government

Full Definition of FEDERALIST

:  an advocate of federalism: as
a often capitalized :  an advocate of a federal union between the American colonies after the Revolution and of the adoption of the United States Constitution
b often capitalized :  world federalist
capitalized :  a member of a major political party in the early years of the United States favoring a strong centralized national government
federalist adjective often capitalized

First Known Use of FEDERALIST


Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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