• Federal Hall
    Federal Hall
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Federative Uniting in a league; forming a confederacy; federal. "A federative society."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the US, federal law states that children's TV shows may contain only 10 minutes of advertising per hour and on weekends the limit is 10 and one-half minutes.
    • federative Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of federation; uniting in a league; federal: as. a federative government; the federative principle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1st US federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. was in 1986.
    • adj Federative united in league
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  • James Madison
    “The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “The taxpayer; that's someone who works for the federal government, but doesn't have to take a civil service examination.”
  • George Bush
    George Bush
    “If we've learned anything in the past quarter century, it is that we cannot federalize virtue.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. fédératif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. fédéral—L. fœdus, fœderis, a treaty, akin to fidĕre, to trust.


In literature:

Never, except in the Federal Convention (p. 137), have so many great men met together.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
The Federal forces comprised four huge divisions and were led by Brigadier-general Samuel R. Curtis.
"The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War" by Annie Heloise Abel
In the end Shillaber triumphed, for he persuaded Captain Keyes, commander at the Presidio, that the squatters were defying Federal law.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
But the Federal authority interfered.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
An indissoluble union of the States under one federal head.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
It does not purport to declare or confer any other right of citizenship than Federal citizenship.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Bragg fell back to Murfreesboro', in Tennessee, and the city of Nashville, now in Federal possession, became the gage of battle.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
In 1806, the federal government began a wagon road, from the Potomac River to the West through the Cumberland Gap.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
She knew the conservative, the British, the Federal side of most questions.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
The Federal census of 1790 discloses 176,407 Germans living in America.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
The federalism, again, of America or of Switzerland is the consequence of the existence of the States which make up the Federation.
"England's Case Against Home Rule" by Albert Venn Dicey
Such a dual Federation was nearly coming about in Canada, when Ontario and Quebec dissolved their Union and resolved to federate.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
A disruption of the Federal Union, heretofore only menaced, is now formidably attempted.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
In a federation every citizen, in whatever state or province he resides, is as fully a citizen of the federation as every other citizen.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
In the Federal Palace, the Berne Westminster and Downing Street, the anonymity is almost as complete.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
For some time past this road had been first in the hands of the rebels, and then in the possession of the Federals.
"The Boy Scouts Under Fire in Mexico" by Lieut. Howard Payson
At the end of the eighteenth century Loudoun was, in politics, a Federal stronghold.
"Legends of Loudoun" by Harrison Williams
There is a Federal land office in the city.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 4" by Various
There were no Federal troops, no new Federal assurances of protection.
"The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist" by Annie Heloise Abel
Heavy firing was renewed in ten or fifteen minutes, when the Federals retired.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet

In poetry:

"And if a thing suits one it should,
Quite clearly, suit the two.
And if this Federation's good
For me, it's good for you.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
And yet, it did seem strange, because
Though, truly, as I've said,
I hit the State elector, 'twas
The Federal nose that bled.
"Another Fusion" by C J Dennis
A Federal band, which, eve and morn,
Played measures brave and nimble,
Had just struck up, with flute and horn
And lively clash of cymbal.
"Music In Camp" by John Reuben Thompson
If thou sing not to them as they struggle,
With the purpose of making them strong,
Then thou thyself art a traitor
In the federation of song.
"Early Poet Life" by Alexander Anderson
Bechuanaland, a State with Kenya,
Members of the Federal Union grand,
Send their greetings to sister Zanzibar,
And so does laughing Tanganyika.
"Hail! United States of Africa" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
In the Federal crib
He has dines on 'em roast;
He's had hot devilled Lib.
And a Deakin on toast;
But he's feeling "too full after eating,"
And languidly cheerful at most.
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis

In news:

She has collaborated with transit and roadway engineers, Federal Transit Administration staff, Federal Highway Administration staff, communities, metropolitan planning.
Federal authorities can resume combing through the notebooks, memory cards and computers of a twittering anarchist being investigated for violating an anti-rioting law, a federal judge in Brooklyn ruled Monday.
Forge of Union, Anvil of Liberty: A Correspondent's Report on the First Federal Elections, the First Federal Congress, and the Bill of Rights.
Federation Nation Divisional begin this week at Barren River Lake out of Lucas, Ky. Federation Nation Divisional.
"We recently completed 26 Federal Plaza in Manhattan, the third largest federally owned building in the world," Bernardo says.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke arrives at his press briefing at the Federal Reserve building, on April 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.
The Combined Federal Campaign, whose donor numbers have dropped by 400,000 over the last decade, should expand its solicitations to include federal retirees and contractors, a new commission recommends.
The International Franchise Association joined the National Retail Federation and the American Apparel and Footwear Association on Tuesday in urging the federal government to offer aid to the struggling CIT Group.
Federal regulators will get more money to help clear up the backlog of mine safety appeals cases pending at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, thanks to action Thursday by Sen Robert C Byrd.
The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, a big reason why Congress hopes to act to keep federally subsidized loan rates low.
Federal taxpayers have spent almost $250 million on a new federal prison for women in Aliceville, Ala. That should never have been built.
In an unprecedented case, federal prosecutors have charged a Miami man with engaging in a massive money laundering scheme that moved millions stolen from the federal Medicare program into Cuban banks.
The President has declared that major disasters exist in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, making federal funding available to affected individuals in designated counties through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Meng was charged with wire fraud in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday and faces 20 years in federal prison if convicted, the US attorney said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission overstepped its bounds in allowing groups that fund certain election ads to keep their financiers anonymous, a federal judge has ruled.

In science:

Roiger, R.J., et al., “ESX – A Tool for Knowledge Discovery”, in Proc. of the Federal Data Mining Symp. & Exposition ’99, edited by W.T.
A GRB Tool Shed
Our proof of Theorem 4.2 uses the following coarea formula of Federer: Lemma 4.4. [Fe, 3.2.12] Let f : Y → Rk be a C∞ map, where Y is an oriented mdimensional Riemannian manifold.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Federer, Geometric Measure Theory , Springer, New York, 1969. G. B.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
The intense tritium source is presently being developed in the Russian Federal Nuclear Center VNIIEF (formerly Arzamas-16).
Status of the Experiment on the Laboratory Search for the Electron Antineutrino Magnetic Moment at the Level mu_nu < 3 s 10^{-12}mu_B
The Program ”Measurement of the neutrino magnetic moment at the level µν ≤ (1 ÷ 3) · 10−12µB ” has been approved by the Ministry of Atomic Energy of Russian Federation (Minatom). R&D on the ATS, two types of detectors and all relevant problems have begun in JINR, ITEP and RFNC VNIIEF.
Status of the Experiment on the Laboratory Search for the Electron Antineutrino Magnetic Moment at the Level mu_nu < 3 s 10^{-12}mu_B
Feder, Fractals, (Plenum Press, New York, 1988).
Dynamical random multiplicative cascade model in 1+1 dimensions
Alexandre Rosas and S´ergio Coutinho Laborat´orio de F´ısica Te´orica e Computacional, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, 50670-901, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.
The Random Field Ising Model on Hierarchical Lattices I: Phase Diagram and Thermodynamics
Instituto de F´ısica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Av.
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
This work was done with financial support of The Federal Scientific-Technical Program for 2001, “Research and design in the most important directions of science and techniques for civil applications,” subprogram “High Energy Physics,” and grant of RFBR 99–02–16250.
Distribution of EAS arrival times according to data of the EAS-1000 prototype array
Instituto de F´ısica, Universidade Federal Fluminense av.
Simple Dynamics for Broad Histogram Method
We numerically investigate the Olami-Feder-Christensen model on a quenched random graph.
A Nonconservative Earthquake Model of Self-Organized Criticality on a Random Graph
Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies.
Vector Manifestation and Violation of Vector Dominance in Hot Matter
For the experiment, the author used a special database ”The legislation of Russia” which contained all ma jor legislative documents of Russian Federation.
A Search Relevancy Tuning Method Using Expert Results Content Evaluation
Departamento de F´ısica, Universidade Federal de Santa Cat arina, Trindade, 88040-900, Florian ´opolis, SC, Brazil 2 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St.
HST/FOS Time-resolved spectral mapping of IP Pegasi at the end of an outburst
The author acknowledges support by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) under the SmartWeb pro ject, and by the European Union under the KnowledgeWeb Network of Excellence.
Towards a Systematic Account of Different Semantics for Logic Programs