• WordNet 3.6
    • n federalist an advocate of federalism
    • n Federalist a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Federalist An advocate of confederation; specifically Amer. Hist, a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n federalist In polities, an advocate or a supporter of federalism; specifically, an advocate of a close union of states under a common government, or a supporter of such a union as against those who would weaken or destroy it; in United States history
    • n federalist a member of the Federal party. See federal, a.
    • n federalist One who accepts the federal theology (which see, under theology).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Federalist a supporter of a federal constitution or union
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fédéraliste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. fédéral—L. fœdus, fœderis, a treaty, akin to fidĕre, to trust.


In literature:

The Federalists had won the first round.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
What have the Federalists got to do with this?
"The Unnecessary Man" by Gordon Randall Garrett
These are the disguised traitors that call themselves Federalists.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
These are the disguised traitors that call themselves Federalists.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
He had published in his newspaper a somewhat severe attack on the Federalists then in power.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
Are you a Federalist or a Democrat, Mr.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
It was plainly a robbery in the interest of the Federalists.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
In politics, after the formation of parties, he was a staunch Federalist.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
He was an open, frank old-school federalist.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
His term of office proved a stormy one, which broke up and dissolved the Federalist party.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Hamilton and the Federalists had laid their plans well.
"The Ifs of History" by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
On the death of Dorrego, a remarkable man, Juan Manuel de Rosas, became the Federalist chief.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
The Federalists did not see all things; who ever did?
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
In 1871 Beust interfered at the last moment, together with Andrassy, to prevent the emperor accepting the federalist plans of Hohenwart.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
The majority of the General Court were federalists.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 2 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
Of the eighty-five articles in the "Federalist," Hamilton wrote no less than fifty.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
The Federalists were represented in the House by Gaylord Griswold; in the Senate by Ross and Pickering.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Socialists and Federalists in politics, they have ever been disaffected towards the central government.
"Spain" by Wentworth Webster
The Federalist party predominating therein, he was elected by a large majority.
"Vermont" by Rowland E. Robinson
I beg to refer to the Federalist, No.
"Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York" by A. F. Warburton

In poetry:

I am a sturdy Federalist,
A staunch Australian;
And I have waved an angry fist
At me, the States' Rights man.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis

In news:

Correction to This Article Two July 20 articles on John G Roberts Jr, the federal appellate judge nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bush, said Roberts is a member of the Federalist Society.
Hamilton and a few colleagues passionately argued the cause in a series of essays known as The Federalist.
Visionary Hamilton envisioned a union of states under a constitution, which he outlined in the Federalist Papers.
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Indianapolis Lawyers Division Chapter, will host a lunchtime speaker at noon March 29 at the Conrad Indianapolis, Hong Kong Room, 50 W Washington St.
The problem for conservative and libertarian federalists is that whenever we talk about federalism , the left hears "states' rights" -- which is then immediately, and unfairly, translated into "Bring back Bull Connor.
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Indianapolis Lawyers Division Chapter, will host a talk on judicial selection Tuesday.
The Federalist 's leek and potato tart turns out to be flatbread spread with almost as much oil as the goat cheese and potato coins on its surface.
The Federalist Society, Indianapolis Lawyers Division Chapter, will host Richard W Garnett, associate dean and professor of law at Notre Dame Law School, for a lecture at noon June 9.
'Originalism's' Theory and the Federalist Papers' Reality.
I believe there to be well intentioned Federalists and maniacal Federalists .
The History of Race and Federalists .
Roberts Listed in Federalist Society '97-98 Directory.
Alfred Ross, president of the Institute for Democracy Studies, points to Roberts's name in the Federalist Society directory.
The Federalist raises the bar even higher by offering the best wine list in the city.
In 1795, Hamilton returned to New York to practice law and play politics as leader of the state's Federalists .