Meaning of “federalism” in the English Dictionary

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"federalism" in British English

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federalismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfed.ər.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /ˈfed.ɚ.əl.ɪ.zəm/

Examples from literature

  • Federalism has in its very essence, and even as it exists in America, at least two special faults. 
  • Federalism, in short, would mean the weakness of Great Britain, both at home and abroad. 
  • Home Rule is the first stage to federalism. 
  • The study of federalism, as a system of government, has in recent times become a favorite subject for constitutional writers. 
  • This we have seen to be the real purport of American federalism. 

(Definition of “federalism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"federalism" in American English

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federalismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfed·ər·əˌlɪz·əm/

a system of government in which states unite and give up some of their powers to a central authority

(Definition of “federalism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)