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 Roughly 16% of graduates in the class of 2019 have nonfederal loans, according to TICAS. Ryan Lane, Star Tribune, "Class of 2019 borrowed less, report finds," 17 Oct. 2020 CalFire, meanwhile, tasked with responding to every fire on 31 million acres of nonfederal land inside state borders, has, compared to the Forest Service, almost no fuel-management authority. Daniel Duane, Wired, "The West’s Infernos Are Melting Our Sense of How Fire Works," 30 Sep. 2020 For example, the investments partnership program requires jurisdictions to match every dollar received with 25 cents of nonfederal funding. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Measure A, San Diego’s $900M housing bond, has ardent supporters, opponents," 24 Sep. 2020 Since 2005, 110 nonfederal law enforcement officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter for shooting someone on duty, Stinson’s records show. Anchorage Daily News, "Despite promised reforms, police still shoot and kill nearly 1,000 people a year," 8 June 2020 Since 2005, 98 nonfederal law enforcement officers were arrested in connection with fatal on-duty shootings, data from the Police Integrity Research Group at Bowling Green State University found in early 2019. NBC News, "Activists call for murder charges in George Floyd's death. But they're rare against police.," 28 May 2020 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

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1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonfederal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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