noun Date: 1787 1. an advocate of federalism: as a. often capitalized an advocate of a federal union between the American colonies after the Revolution and of the adoption of the United States Constitution b. often capitalized world federalist 2. capitalized a member of a major political party in the early years of the United States favoring a strong centralized national government • federalist adjective, often capitalized

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  • federalist — FEDERALÍST, Ă, federalişti, ste, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Care aparţine federalismului, privitor la federalism. 2. s.m. şi f. Adept al federalismului. – Din fr. fédéraliste. Trimis de LauraGellner, 17.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  federalíst …   Dicționar Român

  • federalist — [fed′ər əlist] n. 1. a person who believes in or supports federalism ☆ 2. [F ] a member or supporter of the Federalist Party adj. 1. of or supporting federalism ☆ 2. [F ] of or supporting the Federalist Party or its principles: Also federalistic… …   English World dictionary

  • Federalist — Fed er*al*ist, n. [Cf. F. f[ e]d[ e]raliste.] An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • federalist — n. Someone who supports federalism. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • federàlist — m (federàlistica, federàlistkinja ž) 1. {{001f}}pristalica ili borac za federalizam 2. {{001f}}pov. zagovornik federalnog uređenja u Austro Ugarskoj Monarhiji …   Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika

  • federalist — member or supporter of the Federal party in U.S. politics, originally of supporters of the Philadelphia constitution, 1787, Amer.Eng., from FEDERAL (Cf. federal) + IST (Cf. ist). General sense of one who supports federal union is from 1792 …   Etymology dictionary

  • federalist — federàlist m DEFINICIJA 1. pristalica ili borac za federalizam 2. pov. zagovornik federalnog uređenja u Austro Ugarskoj Monarhiji ETIMOLOGIJA vidi federacija …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Federalist — The term federalist describes several political beliefs around the world. It also has reference to the concept of federalism or the type of government called a federation.Latin AmericaIn Latin America the term Federalist is used in reference to… …   Wikipedia

  • federalist — /fed euhr euh list/, n. 1. an advocate of federalism. 2. (cap.) U.S. Hist. a member or supporter of the Federalist party. adj. 3. Also, federalistic. of federalism or the Federalists. [1780 90, Amer.; FEDERAL + IST] * * * (as used in expressions) …   Universalium

  • federalist — [[t]fe̱dərəlɪst[/t]] federalists ADJ Someone or something that is federalist believes in, supports, or follows a federal system of government. ...the federalist idea of Europe. N COUNT Federalist is also a noun. Many Quebeckers are federalists …   English dictionary

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