federal

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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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Adjective[edit]

federal ‎(not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations.
    • Grew
      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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Noun[edit]

federal ‎(plural federals)

  1. (US) A law-enforcement official of the FBI; short for federal agent.

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

federal m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural federals)

  1. federal

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

federal m, f ‎(plural federais, comparable)

  1. federal

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

federal m, f ‎(plural federales)

  1. federal

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

federal

  1. federal

Declension[edit]

Inflection of federal
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular federal
Neuter singular federalt
Plural federala
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 an attributive role.

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