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fed·er·al·ism

 (fĕd′ər-ə-lĭz′əm, fĕd′rə-)
n.
1.
a. A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and constituent political units.
b. Advocacy of such a system of government.
2. Federalism The doctrine of the Federalist Party.
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federalism

(ˈfɛdərəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the principle or a system of federal union
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) advocacy of federal union
ˈfederalist n, adj
ˌfederalˈistic adj

Federalism

(ˈfɛdərəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Historical Terms) history US the principles and policies of the Federalist party
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fed•er•al•ism

(ˈfɛd ər əˌlɪz əm)

n.
1.
a. the federal principle of government.
b. advocacy of this principle.
2. (cap.) the principles of the Federalist Party.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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federalism

1. a union of states under a central government distinct from that of the separate states, who retain certain individual powers under the central government.
2. (cap.) the principles of the American Federalist party, especially its emphasis during the early years of the U.S. on a strong central government. — federalist, n., adj.federalistic, adj.
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an American style based upon the classical theories and decorations of the English architect Robert Adams and his contemporaries, with lightness and delicacy as its outstanding qualities; practiced from 1775 until overwhelmed by Greek Revivalism, its most typical external features are doorways with fanlights and sidelights (often with attenuated pilasters) and the play of other curved elements against a basically boxlike structure. Also called Early Federal Style, Early Republican.
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federalism

A form of government in which power is held partly by a central authority and partly by a number of regional or state governments.
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Noun1.federalism - the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
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Translations
föderalizmus

federalism

[ˈfedərəlɪzəm] Nfederalismo m
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federalism

[ˈfɛdərəlɪzəm] nfédéralisme m
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federalism

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References in periodicals archive ?
Gerken & Ari Holtzblatt, The Political Safeguards of Horizontal Federalism, 113 Mich.
First, the law of horizontal federalism is centrally concerned with binding the states into a closer political union.
This Article takes the opposite view and lays down the intellectual foundations for the political safeguards of horizontal federalism.
But the system also will create opportunities for national majorities by enabling national politics to take shape through sub-federal politics and decision-making-a lesson apparent in the discussion of horizontal federalism in Part II.
This review begins with an explanation of Smith's central concepts: vertical and horizontal federalism. It then surveys the six main chapters of the book, in which Smith considers how social and political actors have wrestled with how these federalisms operate within the constitution of Canada in various institutional settings (social science research, constitutional amendment and change, Parliament, national unity, the courts, and local issues).
(13.) Resnik, supra note 8, at 1106-21; see also, Judith Resnik, Foreign as Domestic Affairs: Rethinking Horizontal Federalism and Foreign Affairs Preemption in Light of Translocal Internationalism, 57 EMORY L.J.
James Cauthen of North Carolina, Greensboro, investigates "horizontal federalism" in state civil liberties case law; he finds strong empirical evidence of its use in his study of out-of-state citation patterns.
Glickman offers an interesting distinction between vertical federalism (the separation of governmental power at the national level) and horizontal federalism (the territorial division of governmental power).