Definition of "federal department" [federal department]
A department of the federal government of the United States(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "federal department" in a sentence
"Although final rescheduling determinations are made by DEA, the review process relies heavily on recommendations from HHS, the federal department that oversees NCI."
"Nine GOP presidential contenders bashed President Obama, vowed allegiance to the Constitution's 10th Amendment on states' rights and detailed the federal department they would most like to eliminate in a two-hour debate sponsored by Fox News and Google."
"The public has huge huge concerns about energy issues, and the idea that McCain would have gotten rid of the federal department dealing with energy -- what does that say about his judgement?"