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anti-federalist

adjective uk   /ˌæn.tiˈfed.ər.əl.ist/ us    /-t̬iˈfed.ɚ-/ (US anti-federal)
opposed to a federalist system of government (= one in which power is divided between a central government and several local ones): The Foreign Secretary assured anti-federalist MPs that he would not agree to anything that limited British sovereignty.

anti-federalist

noun [C] uk   /ˌæn.tiˈfed.ər.əl.ist/ us    /-t̬iˈfed.ɚ-/
someone who is anti-federalist: Many voters are staunch anti-federalists.
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