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federal

adjective uk   /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/employee A federal system of government consists of a group of regions that are controlled by a central government.
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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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