non·​fed·​er·​al ˌnän-ˈfe-d(ə-)rəl How to pronounce nonfederal (audio)
: 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 Local prosecutors, during the same period, charged 79 state and local officers with murder or manslaughter after on-duty shootings, according to Philip Stinson, a criminal justice professor at Bowling Green State University who tracks nonfederal officers charged with crimes. Simone Weichselbaum, NBC News, 6 Dec. 2023 Illinois and Michigan committed to providing the nonfederal share of about $10 million with the rest coming from federal funds. Morgan Greene,, 19 Jan. 2022 Of the 12 nonfederal initiatives, only two provide medical care — Northside Hospital Duluth Concussion Institute in Georgia and the Barrow center in Arizona. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Illinois, the project’s nonfederal sponsor, signed an agreement with the Army Corps in December 2020 to complete the preconstruction engineering and design phase, estimated at $29 million and expected to take three to four years. Morgan Greene,, 14 Dec. 2021 The figures, which exceed estimates published by nonfederal researchers, include 9 million hectares of pinyon-juniper woodlands (pictured here in Utah)—a forest type that was previously rarely categorized as old growth. Byscience News Staff,, 4 May 2023 New changes to the program have increased the maximum available loan amount from $500,000 to $2 million, extended the payment deferment period to 24 months for all loans and expanded the use of funds to include payment of nonfederal and federal debt. Nerd Wallet, oregonlive, 25 Oct. 2021 The list, which follows up on our ranking this summer of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation over all, selects the leading medical centers out of a sprawling universe of nearly one thousand short-term, acute care, nonfederal U.S. hospitals that treat a broad spectrum of cardiology patients. Fortune, 17 Nov. 2020 Often, regulators permitted more than one service to occupy a single band, and many federal users shared bands with nonfederal ones. Ariel Bleicher, IEEE Spectrum, 20 Mar. 2013 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonfederal was in 1851

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“Nonfederal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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