federal

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See also: fédéral and Federal

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French fédéral, from Latin stem foeder- of foedus (covenant, league, treaty, alliance).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛdəɹəl/, /ˈfɛdɹəl/
  • (file)

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federal (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations.
    • 1701, Nehemiah Grew, Cosmologia Sacra
      The Romans compelled them, contrary to all federal right, [] to part with Sardinia.
  2. Pertaining to the national government level, as opposed to state, provincial, county, city, or town.

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federal (plural federals)

  1. a federal agent
    1. (US) A law-enforcement official of the FBI
    2. (historical) A unionist soldier in the American Civil War.
  2. A supporter of federation.

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Catalan[edit]

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federal (masculine and feminine plural federals)

  1. federal

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch federaal, from French fédéral, from Latin stem foeder- of foedus (covenant, league, treaty, alliance).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [fɛdəˈral]
  • Hyphenation: fè‧dê‧ral

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federal

  1. federal.

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Portuguese[edit]

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  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /fe.deˈɾaw/, [fe.deˈɾaʊ̯]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /fɨ.dɨˈɾal/, [fɨ.ðɨˈɾaɫ]

  • Hyphenation: fe‧de‧ral
  • Rhymes: -al, -aw

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federal m or f (plural federais, comparable)

  1. federal

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fédéral.

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federal m or n (feminine singular federală, masculine plural federali, feminine and neuter plural federale)

  1. federal

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fedeˈɾal/, [fe.ð̞eˈɾal]
  • Hyphenation: fe‧de‧ral

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federal (plural federales)

  1. federal

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federal m (plural federales)

  1. a federal law enforcement officer, usually belonging to the Mexican government

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federal (not comparable)

  1. federal

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Inflection of federal
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular federal
Neuter singular federalt
Plural federala
Masculine plural3 federale
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 federale
All federala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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