Federalism definition

fĕdər-ə-lĭzəm, fĕdrə-
A system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and constituent political units.
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Federalism is defined as a system of government where there is one strong, central controlling authority, or the principles of a political party called the Federalists.

An example of federalism is when there is one strong main government for the entire United States that has a lot of power and the individual states don't have much power.

An example of Federalism is the political party that believed in a central controlling government, and advocacy of a centralized system of government.

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System of national government in which power is divided between a central authority and a number of regions with delimited self-governing authority.
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The doctrine of the Federalist Party.
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Generally, the allocation of authority and responsibility to the different levels of government in a federal system.
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The federal principle of government or organization.
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Advocacy of such a system.
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Advocacy of such a system of government.
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The principles of the Federalist Party.
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Support of this principle.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
federalism
Plural:
federalisms

Origin of federalism

  • From French fédéralisme

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