Bedeutung von “federal” im Essential American English Dictionary

federal

adjective us /ˈfed·ər·əl/

A federal system of government consists of a group of regions that can make their own laws, but are also controlled by a national government.

relating to the national government of a country such as the United States, and not to the government of one of its states:

the federal government
a federal employee

(Definition von “federal” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)