federal has definitions from the fields of work,government
[ adjective ] (government) 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"

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(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The grand_jury took_a_swipe_at the State_Welfare_Department 's handling of federal funds granted for child_welfare_services in foster_homes .

A veteran Jackson_County legislator will ask the Georgia_House Monday to back federal aid to education , something it has consistently opposed in the past .

It says that `` in the event Congress does provide this increase in federal funds '' , the State_Board_of_Education should be directed to `` give priority '' to teacher pay raises .

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

The 1958 town_meeting directed town authorities to seek federal and state funds with which to conduct a preliminary survey of a proposed sewage plant with its attendant facilities .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

If the distant patron of the suburban branch has been frightened_away from downtown by traffic problems , however , the city store can only pressure the politicians to do something about the highways or await the completion of the federal highway program .

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[ 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"

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(The Atlanta Constitution...)

Rep._Mac_Barber of Commerce is asking the House in a privilege resolution to `` endorse increased federal support for public education , provided_that such funds be received and expended '' as state funds .

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

State and federal legislation against racial discrimination in employment was called_for yesterday in a report of a `` blue_ribbon '' citizens_committee on the aid to dependent children program .

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Under this program , property sales specialists in the Small_Business_Administration regional offices help small business_concerns to locate Federal property for_sale and insure that small firms have the opportunity to bid competitively for surplus personal and real_property and certain natural_resources , including timber from the national forests .

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[ adjective ] being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War




"Union soldiers" "Federal forces" "a Federal infantryman"

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(Ann Hebson, The Lattimer Legend....)

The Federal forces had taken Parkersburg and Grafton from the Rebels and were moving to take all the mountains .

Dangling his gaudy trinkets before them , he told of the Rebel losses in the mountains , at Cheat and Rich mountains both , and the Federal march on Beverly .

The week after Manassas the sound of horses in the yard brought Kate up in shock from an afternoon 's rest when she saw the Federal soldiers from her upstairs window .

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[ adjective ] (government) 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 confederation"

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unitary government

[ noun ] a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War

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[ noun ] (work,government) any federal law-enforcement officer

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