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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj federal national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units "the Federal Bureau of Investigation","federal courts","the federal highway program","federal property"
    • adj federal characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities "a federal system like that of the United States","federal governments often evolved out of confederations"
    • adj Federal being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War "Union soldiers","Federal forces","a Federal infantryman"
    • adj federal of or relating to the central government of a federation "a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"
    • n Federal any federal law-enforcement officer
    • n Federal a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Federal law forbids recycling used eyeglasses in the United States.
    • Federal Composed of states or districts which retain only a subordinate and limited sovereignty, as the Union of the United States, or the Sonderbund of Switzerland.
    • Federal Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer.
    • Federal Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist.
    • Federal Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a compact between parties, usually governments or their representatives. "The Romans compelled them, contrary to all federal right, . . . to part with Sardinia."
    • n Federal See Federalist.
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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.
    • federal Pertaining to a league, covenant, or contract; derived from a covenant between parties, particularly between nations.
    • federal Confederated; founded on an alliance by confederation or compact for mutual support: as, the federal diet of the old German empire.
    • federal Pertaining to a union of states in some essential degree constituted by and deriving its power from the people of all, considered as an entirety, and not solely by and from each of the states separately: as, a federal government, such as the governments of the United States. Switzerland, and some of the Spanish-American republics. A federal government is properly one in which the federal authority is independent of any of its component parts within the sphere of the federal action: distinguished from a confederate government, in which the states alone are sovereign, and which possesses no inherent power.
    • federal Favorable to federation; supporting the principle of a union of states under a common government; specifically, in the United States, relating to, or adhering to, the support of the Federal Constitution.
    • federal In the American civil war, pertaining to or supporting the Union or federal government.
    • n federal A supporter of federation; one devoted to a union of states in a national government or to its preservation; a unionist. Specifically
    • n federal In the American civil war, a Unionist; particularly, a Union soldier: opposed to Confederate.
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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 Federal fed′ėr-al pertaining to or consisting of a treaty or covenant: confederated, founded upon mutual agreement: of a union or government in which several states, while independent in home affairs, combine for national or general purposes, as in the United States (in the American Civil War, Federal was the name applied to the states of the North which defended the Union against the Confederate separatists of the South)
    • n Federal a supporter of federation: a Unionist soldier in the American Civil War
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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
L. foedus, league, treaty, compact; akin to fides, faith: cf. F. fédéral,. see Faith


In literature:

The petitions for the Federal Amendment were being circulated.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Federal commanders, secretaries of war, even Presidents might remonstrate, but all in vain.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
We control Federal, State, County and City offices without number.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
We'll have to assume he's a Federation agent.
"The Other Likeness" by James H. Schmitz
As Doctor Speek says, we need Federal and state commissions.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
The enforcement of the law was given to federal instead of to State officials.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
That is easier where there is but one church than where there are several, but federation is not essential.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
He may be found sitting on the porches of the stores facing Federal Highway No.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Federally funded research and development centers.
"Homeland Security Act of 2002" by Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives
He was very soon urged to seek the wider opportunities of federal politics.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
For my part, I have no doubt there are many Federal spies in the departments.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
Why did the people care so little about a federation, or federal government?
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
All the members of the Jura Federation were invited to take part, and the red flag was to be unfurled.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
When the Federal infantry had retired, those guns turned their fire on the Federal artillery which was hammering us.
"From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spottsylvania Campaign" by William Meade Dame
Numerous publications, in pamphlets and in the newspapers, appeared, on the propriety and necessity of new modelling the federal government.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The Federal check was as familiar to the ancients as the Constitutional.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Long live the Federation!
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
There appear to be no very great difficulties in the way of bringing such federations about.
"Six Thousand Country Churches" by Charles Otis Gill
In 1894 the radical section of the "German Federation of Women's Clubs" proposed that women's trade-unions be admitted to the Federation.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
WELFARE WORK, CONFERENCE ON, National Civic Federation.
"Races and Immigrants in America" by John R. Commons

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
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
Ours was a dream, in the night, of that last federation,
But yours is the glory unfurled--
The marshalled nations and stars that shall make one nation
One singing star of the world.
"The Union" by Alfred Noyes
Sweetheart, ah, be tender--
Tender with her prayer to-night!
Such a goal might yet be ours!--the battle-flags be furled,
All the wars of earth be crushed, if only now your slender
Hand should grasp her gnarled old hand
And federate the world.
"Drake" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

For Federal Computer Week's 25th anniversary issue, we highlight some of the people, policies and technologies that have influenced federal IT.
Stephen Gass's petition to the federal Consumer Protection Safety Commission to require SawStop technology on all new table saw s manufactured is still pending before that federal commission.
Federal loan or no federal loan, the Tappan Zee Bridge project will move forward, Gov Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
Less than 10 percent of federal employees eligible to telework did so in 2008, according to the latest "Status of Telework in the Federal Government"report to Congress by the Office of Personnel Management.
Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland will soon be wrapped in a new glass facade under a $121 million federal stimulus project.
WASHINGTON, DC — US federal agencies unveiled the Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities May 31.
From Michael Cole-Schwartz at HRC Another Federal Court Rules Federal Ban on Marriage Recognition for Gay Couples Unconstitutional.
The judge's question: Does Obama acknowledge that federal courts can strike down federal laws.
The Federal Highway Administration also rejected the I-80 tolling plan in September 2008 because the planned use of toll revenues did not meet federal requirements.
WASHINGTON — There is something you should know about the deal to cut federal spending that President Obama signed into law on Tuesday: It does not actually reduce federal spending.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers hopes that a Florida federal judge this week will decide that the federal health care reform act is unconstitutional, the same conclusion reached earlier this week by a federal judge in Virginia.
This week the Planned Parenthood Federation of America held a nationwide "Day of Action" to push passage of local and federal laws giving poor women access to family planning services.
A federal judge in Syracuse has assigned a Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of New York to represent accused Bosnian war criminal Sulejman Mujagic.
Our post on the Federal Diary's 80-year history yesterday looked at the column in the 1950s, at a time when members of Congress were fighting to give federal workers an across-the-board pay raise.
In a surprise ruling Thursday, a federal district court blocked the Federal Trade Commission from enforcing 'red flags' identify fraud regulations against lawyers.

In science:

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
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
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
Continentino∗ Departamento de F´ısica - Universidade Federal Fluminense Av.
Phase diagram of the random Heisenberg antiferromagnetic spin-1 chain
Feder, Fractals, Plenum Press, New York, 1988.
Structure and diffusion time scales of disordered clusters
Manoelito Martins de Souza Universidade Federal do Esp´ırito Santo.
Discrete-to-continuum transitions and mathematical generalizations in the classical harmonic oscillator
Continentino∗ Departamento de F´ısica - Universidade Federal Fluminense Av.
Spin-3/2 random quantum antiferromagnetic chains
Collectively, they participate in a federation, and the federation is governed by the organization.
MammoGrid: A Service Oriented Architecture based Medical Grid Application
Ll. has been supported by the research grant BFM 2002-03681 from the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnolog´ıa (Spain) and from EU FEDER funds.
Generalized dimensional reduction of supergravity with eight supercharges
Both authors were partially supported by grant NSh-2251.2003.1 of the President of Russian Federation.
Fluctuation of maximal particle energy of quantum ideal gas and random partitions
Feder, Fractals, (Plenum Press, New York & London, 1988).
Self-Similar Log-Periodic Structures in Western Stock Markets from 2000