Recent Examples of federalist from the Web
His consultancy, North Star Research, is based in a stately federalist row house in Alexandria.
The Federalists against the Anti-federalists, Abraham Lincoln against Stephen Douglas, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. against George Wallace.
That Senate Republicans have introduced legislation allowing states to waive out of some—not all, but just some—of ObamaCare’s myriad mandates should give true federalists little comfort.
Sadly, the Trump administration and the GOP are far from the only fair-weather federalists in politics.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'federalist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of federalist
FEDERALIST Defined for English Language Learners
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up federalist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).