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Definition of "federalist" []

  • An advocate of federalism. (noun)
  • A member or supporter of the Federalist Party. (noun)
  • Of or relating to federalism or its advocates. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to Federalism or Federalists. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "federalist" in a sentence
  • "I still wonder, however, whether she might abandon certain federalist principles once she comes under heavy and sustained fire from the nattering nabobs Inside the Beltway."
  • "Not infrequently, a man described as a genuine federalist is thought, by that term, to be one for whom the federal government alone is responsible for the national interest."
  • "Former clerk Charles Cooper calls his federalist agenda a "modest revolution.""