Federalist meaning

fĕdər-ə-lĭst, fĕdrə-
A member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
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A member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
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Of or supporting federalism.
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Of or supporting the Federalist Party or its principles.
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(Canada, politics) Supporter of the view that the province of Québec should remain within the Canadian federal system; an opponent of Québec‐based separatism or sovereigns.
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Of or relating to federalism, or its advocates.
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An advocate of federalism.
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Of or relating to federalism or its advocates.
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Of or relating to Federalism or Federalists.
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A person who believes in or supports federalism.
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The Federalist Papers
  • a set of 85 articles by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, published in 1787 and 1788, analyzing the proposed U.S. Constitution and urging its adoption
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
federalist
Plural:
federalists

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

The Federalist Papers

Origin of federalist