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federal

adjective     /ˈfed.ər.əl/ US  /-ɚ.əl/
C1 [before noun] relating to the central government, and not to the government of a region, of some countries such as the US: the federal government a federal agency/employeeSystems of government A federal system of government consists of a group of regions that is controlled by a central government.Politics
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