Associations to the word «Federalist»


FEDERALIST, noun. Advocate of federalism.
FEDERALIST, noun. (Canada) (politics) Supporter of the view that the province of Québec should remain within the Canadian federal system; an opponent of Québec‐based separatism or sovereigns.
FEDERALIST, adjective. Of or relating to federalism, or its advocates.
FEDERALIST PARTY, proper noun. American political party founded by Alexander Hamilton. It formally existed from 1792 to 1816, with remnants lasting into the 1820s.

Dictionary definition

FEDERALIST, noun. A member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government.
FEDERALIST, noun. An advocate of federalism.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope