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 (fĕd′ər-ə-lĭst, fĕd′rə-)
1. An advocate of federalism.
2. Federalist A member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
1. Of or relating to federalism or its advocates.
2. Federalist Of or relating to Federalism or Federalists.


(ˈfɛdərəlɪst) history
(Historical Terms) a supporter or member of the Federalist party
(Historical Terms) characteristic of the Federalists


(ˈfɛd ər ə lɪst)

1. an advocate of federalism.
2. (cap.) a member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
3. Also, fed`er•al•is′tic. of or pertaining to federalism or federalists.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Federalist Party or Federalists.
[1780–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Federalist - a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
2.federalist - an advocate of federalism
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea


A. ADJfederalista
B. Nfederalista mf


adj [person, thing] → fédéraliste
n (= person) → fédéraliste mfFederal Republic of Germany nRépublique f fédérale d'Allemagne


nFöderalist m
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