world federalism


Definition of world federalism

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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First Known Use of world federalism

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“World federalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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