world federalism


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

Example Sentences

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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Cite this Entry

“World federalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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