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federal

Legal Definition of federal

Adjective

  1. Of a system of government in which self-governing States unite for certain functions etc.
  2. Of such a federation (federal laws)

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Definition of federal

Pronunciation

Etymology

    From Latin foedus.

Adjective

federal (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations.
  2. Pertaining to the national government level, as opposed to state, provincial, county, city, or town.

Noun

federal (plural federals)

  1. (US) A law-enforcement official of the FBI; short for federal agent.

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