non·​fed·​er·​al | \ ˌnän-ˈfe-d(ə-)rəl How to pronounce nonfederal (audio) \

Definition of nonfederal

: not federal especially : not of or relating to the federal government of the United States nonfederal employees/lands/funds

Examples of nonfederal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The difference is biggest in El Paso, Texas, where federal employees earn on average double what nonfederal employees earn. Maureen Linke, WSJ, "Cities and States With the Most Federal Workers Affected by the Shutdown," 12 Jan. 2019 Unshaded areas would be the only nonfederal land available for new oil and gas development. Dan Frosch, WSJ, "Colorado Measure Could Force State to Pay Frackers," 4 Nov. 2018 In the past decade, 69 nonfederal officers have been charged, while 21 have been convicted of some crime, according to the data. NBC News, "After 2 officers charged in 2 fatal police shootings, are arrests happening faster?," 30 June 2018 Only six companies and nonfederal organization share such information with the government under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, according to Marks. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, "The Cybersecurity 202: Cellphone spying has lawmakers worried. But they don't know how to stop it.," 28 June 2018 In the report, agricultural land is defined as nonfederal cropland, pastureland, rangeland and woodland used to support agriculture. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Report: America is losing its best farmland," 8 May 2018 Some cranes have already been shipped to nonfederal facilities. Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, "Trump has long vowed to slash government. Now the knives are finally coming out.," 26 Feb. 2018 Private student loans are nonfederal education loans made by banks and other financial institutions such as credit unions and online lenders such as SoFi. WSJ, "What to Look for in Private Student Loans," 21 July 2017 On the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, the Absaloka coal mine accounts for 50 percent of the tribe’s nonfederal income. Ian Frisch,, "The End of Coal Will Haunt the Navajo," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of nonfederal

1851, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2019

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“Nonfederal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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