fed·​er·​a·​tive ˈfe-də-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce federative (audio)
: of, relating to, or formed by federation
a federative republic
federatively adverb

Examples of federative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later it was ceded in the winter market to AS Monaco, a group that has definitely done its federative rights. SI.com, 1 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1690, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of federative was in 1690

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“Federative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/federative. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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