Translation of "federal" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈfed·əəl/ 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 US, and not to the government of one of its states

the federal government
a federal employee

(Translation of “federal” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /ˈfedərəl/

(of a government or group of states) joined together, usually for national and external affairs only

the federal government of the United States of America.
federated /-rei-/ adjective

joined by a treaty, agreement etc

the Federated States of Micronesia.
federation noun

people, societies, unions, states etc joined together for a common purpose

the International Federation of Actors.

(Translation of “federal” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)