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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A supporter of the United States government, especially in the early years of the country.

Usage examples (37)
  • The federalist Party strongly supported the U.S. Constitution when it was written.
  • This argument comes from a so-called federalist government.
  • Former clerk Charles Cooper calls his federalist agenda a "modest revolution."
  • But wouldn't you say that the Oregon case really is a test case for whether the so-called federalist revival means anything. for more
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  • Federalist is often capitalized because it was the name of a major political party in the early years of the United States.
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