world federalism

noun

1
: federalism on a worldwide basis
2
capitalized W&F
a
: the principles and policies of the World Federalists
b
: the body or movement composed of World Federalists

Examples of world federalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Falling, with Buckley, under the influence of the conservative political scientist Willmoore Kendall, Brent became president of the Yale Political Union as a self-declared conservative and gave up his vestigial commitment to world federalism. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 19 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of world federalism was in 1950

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“World federalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/world%20federalism. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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