Associations to the word «Federal»
FEDERAL, adjective. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations.
FEDERAL, adjective. Pertaining to the national government level, as opposed to state, provincial, county, city, or town.
FEDERAL, noun. (US) A law-enforcement official of the FBI; short for federal agent.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, pronoun. FBI.
FEDERAL CASE, noun. (idiomatic) Any over-exaggerated ordeal.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, noun. US wireless regulatory authority. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating Interstate and International communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.
FEDERAL COUNCIL, noun. A central legislative group or assembly in certain governments.
FEDERAL COUNCIL, noun. A central executive council in certain governments.
FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA, proper noun. Official name of Ethiopia.
FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL, proper noun. Official name of Nepal.
FEDERAL DISTRICT, noun. A type of federal subdivision, often composed of a capital city
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, noun. Any of several forms of government of federations.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, noun. (US) The national government of the United States, in contrast to government at the state level.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, noun. (Canada) The national government of Canada, in contrast to government at the provincial level.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS, noun. Plural of federal government
FEDERAL OFFICIAL, noun. An individual who is employed by or represents any department or agency of the United States Government.
FEDERAL OFFICIALS, noun. Plural of federal official
FEDERAL QUESTION, noun. (legal): (U.S.) a cause of action brought in a court under the United States Constitution or a federal statutes. A federal question gives rise to federal question jurisdiction
FEDERAL QUESTION JURISDICTION, noun. (legal): (U.S.) the authority that a United States federal court has to hear a cause of action brought under the United States Constitution or federal statutes
FEDERAL REGISTER, proper noun. (US) The official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains most routine publications and public notices of government agencies.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, proper noun. (since 1990) The official name of Germany.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, proper noun. (1949–1990) The official name of West Germany.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, proper noun. The official name of Nigeria.
FEDERAL RESERVE, proper noun. Federal Reserve System
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM, proper noun. (US) The central banking system of the United States.
FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of Federal Reserve System
FEDERAL, noun. A member of the Union Army during the American Civil War.
FEDERAL, noun. Any federal law-enforcement officer.
FEDERAL, adjective. National; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units; "the Federal Bureau of Investigation"; "federal courts"; "the federal highway program"; "federal property".
FEDERAL, adjective. Of or relating to the central government of a federation; "a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government".
FEDERAL, adjective. Being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman".
FEDERAL, adjective. Characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities; "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederations".
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