Meaning of “federalist” in the English Dictionary


"federalist" in American English

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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 remain part of Canada

US history The Federalists supported the US Constitution from 1787 to 1788 and wanted a powerful central government.

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

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