federalist

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noun fed·er·al·ist \ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-list\

Definition of federalist

  1. 1 :  an advocate of federalism: such asa often capitalized :  an advocate of a federal union between the American colonies after the Revolution and of the adoption of the U.S. Constitutionb often capitalized :  world federalist

  2. 2 capitalized :  a member of a major political party in the early years of the U.S. favoring a strong centralized national government

federalist

adjective, often capitalized

1774

First Known Use of federalist

1774


FEDERALIST Defined for English Language Learners

federalist

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noun fed·er·al·ist \ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-list\

Definition of federalist for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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