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federal

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfed·ər·əl/ us  
politics & government of or connected with the central government of some countries: the federal government Federal law regulates trade with other countries.
federally
adverb  /ˈfed·ər·ə·li, ˈfed·rə·li/ us  
a federally funded agency that provides free legal services to the poor
Translations of “federal”
in Korean 연방의, 연방 정부의…
in Arabic فيدِرالي…
in French fédéral…
in Turkish federal, birleşik, federal sisteme ait…
in Italian federale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯邦政府的, 聯邦(制)的…
in Russian федеральный…
in Polish federalny, związkowy…
in Spanish federal…
in Portuguese federal…
in German Bundes-……
in Catalan federal…
in Japanese 連邦(制)の, (米国)連邦政府の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 联邦政府的, 联邦(制)的…
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