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federal

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/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/employeeSystems of government
SYSTEM A federal system of government consists of a group of regions that is controlled by a central government.Systems of government
Translations of “federal”
in Arabic فيدِرالي…
in Korean 연방의, 연방 정부의…
in Malaysian persekutuan…
in French fédéral…
in Turkish federal, birleşik, federal sisteme ait…
in Italian federale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聯邦政府的, 聯邦(制)的…
in Russian федеральный…
in Polish federalny, związkowy…
in Vietnamese (thuộc) liên bang…
in Spanish federal…
in Portuguese federal…
in Thai ที่ตรงกลาง…
in German Bundes-……
in Catalan federal…
in Japanese 連邦(制)の, (米国)連邦政府の…
in Indonesian federal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 联邦政府的, 联邦(制)的…
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