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 (fĕd′ər-ə-lĭst, fĕd′rə-)
1. An advocate of federalism.
2. Federalist A member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
1. Of or relating to federalism or its advocates.
2. Federalist Of or relating to Federalism or Federalists.
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(ˈfɛdərəlɪst) history
(Historical Terms) a supporter or member of the Federalist party
(Historical Terms) characteristic of the Federalists
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(ˈfɛd ər ə lɪst)

1. an advocate of federalism.
2. (cap.) a member or supporter of the Federalist Party.
3. Also, fed`er•al•is′tic. of or pertaining to federalism or federalists.
4. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Federalist Party or Federalists.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Federalist - a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
2.federalist - an advocate of federalism
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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A. ADJfederalista
B. Nfederalista mf
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adj [person, thing] → fédéraliste
n (= person) → fédéraliste mfFederal Republic of Germany nRépublique f fédérale d'Allemagne
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nFöderalist m
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Federalist perspectives also come through in newspaper essays and in petitions written by indignant merchants.
The Federalist Papers subtly articulates the American reconsideration of and solution to this problem.
He begins with the Federalist Party's self-immolation in the 1800 election, both at the polls and in the House of Representatives.
Madison's Federalist 10, moreover, is the most interesting systematic argument in favor of the new Constitution.
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(22) This piece turns Beard upside-down: the Federalist victors in New York are the heroes of the story and the fight over the impost is the primary economic driver behind the debates.
The Federalist Papers clearly establish that the drafters of the Constitution intended the legislature to be the most powerful branch of government.
The Federalist Papers is celebrated for insights of political theory, but James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay missed the mark more often than they hit it," Watkins writes.
Jefferson was against West Point as long as it would be the creation of the Federalist Party.