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Federal Government

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national government of a federated state, such as that of Australia located in Canberra
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Noun1.Federal Government - a government with strong central powersfederal government - a government with strong central powers
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
U.S., U.S. government, United States government, US Government, United States - the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
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They have forced themselves upon the sensibility of the people at large, and have at length extorted from those, whose mistaken policy has had the principal share in precipitating the extremity at which we are arrived, a reluctant confession of the reality of those defects in the scheme of our federal government, which have been long pointed out and regretted by the intelligent friends of the Union.
Congress at this time scarcely possess the means of keeping up the forms of administration, till the States can have time to agree upon a more substantial substitute for the present shadow of a federal government.
It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, or that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies, and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government.
A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it.
Then, say I, in the first place, that the Confederation is chargeable with the still greater folly of declaring certain powers in the federal government to be absolutely necessary, and at the same time rendering them absolutely nugatory; and, in the next place, that if the Union is to continue, and no better government be substituted, effective powers must either be granted to, or assumed by, the existing Congress; in either of which events, the contrast just stated will hold good.
For instance, it seems reasonable to believe that if the federal government were to get its finances in order then that would mean less aid to the states.
ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Walk-in interview for the recruitment of teachers in Federal Government Colleges under the aegis of Federal Directorate of Education would be continued till June 24.
As elimination of the capital gains tax for charitable gifts cuts deeper into revenues, the federal government will look for more ways to cut the government funding of voluntary organizations.
In the immediate aftershock of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress passed a torrent of legislation granting unprecedented new powers to the federal government.
The American headquarters of the church in New Mexico had been thrust much further into the public view than any of its 130 or so members would have liked after the federal government tried to stop it from using a tea that contains an illegal hallucinogen.
In exchange, the federal government shares the risk of terrorism losses above a certain level.

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