federalization

noun

fed·​er·​al·​i·​za·​tion ˌfe-d(ə-)rə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce federalization (audio)
1
: the act of federalizing
2
: the state of being federalized

Examples of federalization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unfortunately, the 2005 changes to the Bankruptcy Code, combined with the 2010 federalization of the student-loan market, have placed what is fundamentally a commercial matter—the repayment of financial obligations—squarely within the ambit of public policy. Richard J. Shinder, WSJ, 10 May 2022 The federalization of European debt, long taboo for the Germans, became possible. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2020 However, full federalization of the tribe was denied in 1997 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Christopher Harress | Charress@al.com, al, 28 Nov. 2019 The company looked seriously at offering the car in the United States but decided the costs of federalization were too high. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 23 Mar. 2018 Cassidy ’s chief goal is to pare back the federalization of health-care policy by getting rid of the individual and employer insurance mandates and letting governors waive out of some regulations. Jonah Goldberg, National Review, 20 Sep. 2017 Graham-Cassidy's chief goal is to pare back the federalization of health care policy by getting rid of the individual and employer insurance mandates and letting governors waive out of some regulations. Jonah Goldberg, Alaska Dispatch News, 20 Sep. 2017 As for the rest of Syria, federalization could prove far more complicated. Anne Barnard, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of federalization was in 1800

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“Federalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federalization. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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