Meaning of “federal” - Learner’s Dictionary

federal

adjective [ always before noun ] uk us /ˈfedərəl/
GOVERNMENT

relating to the central government, and not to the government of a region, of some countries such as the United States:

the federal government
a federal agency/employee
SYSTEM

A federal system of government consists of a group of regions that is controlled by a central government.

(Definition of “federal” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)