federal

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English[edit]

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

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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.
    • 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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federal (plural federals)

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

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federal m, f (plural federais; comparable)

  1. federal

Spanish[edit]

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federal m, f (plural federales)

  1. federal

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federal

  1. federal

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