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federalistnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfed·ər·ə·lɪst/
someone who ​believes that a ​federation is a good ​system of ​government, or Cdn someone who ​believes Quebec should ​remainpart of Canada US history The Federalists ​supported the US Constitution from 1787 to 1788 and ​wanted a ​powerfulcentralgovernment.
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Translations of “federalist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 联邦主义者…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯邦主義者…
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