federative

adjective
fed·​er·​a·​tive | \ ˈfe-də-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce federative (audio) , ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-\

Definition of federative

: of, relating to, or formed by federation a federative republic

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federatively adverb

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Later it was ceded in the winter market to AS Monaco, a group that has definitely done its federative rights. SI.com, "Gelson Martins Completes Permanent Move to AS Monaco After Successful Loan Spell," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of federative

1690, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of federative was in 1690

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