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English definition of “anti-federalist”

anti-federalist

adjective     /ˌæn.tiˈfed.ər.əl.ist/ US  /-t̬iˈfed.ɚ-/ (US anti-federal)
opposed to a federalist system of government (= one in which power is divided between a central government and several local ones): The Foreign Secretary assured anti-federalist MPs that he would not agree to anything that limited British sovereignty.Systems of government
(Definition of anti-federalist adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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