anti-federalist

noun, often capitalized A&F
an·​ti-fed·​er·​al·​ist | \ ˌan-tē-ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-list, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce anti-federalist (audio) \

Definition of anti-federalist

: a person who opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution

First Known Use of anti-federalist

1787, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-federalist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-federalist. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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