federalist

[fed-er-uh-list]
noun
1.
an advocate of federalism.
2.
(initial capital letter) U.S. History. a member or supporter of the Federalist party.
adjective
3.
Also, federalistic. of federalism or the Federalists.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism; federal + -ist

hyperfederalist, noun
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Federalist, The

noun
a series of 85 essays (1787–88) by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, written in support of the constitution.
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federalism (ˈfɛdərəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the principle or a system of federal union
2.  advocacy of federal union
 
federalist
 
n, —adj
 
federalistic
 
adj

Federalist (ˈfɛdərəlɪst)
 
n
1.  a supporter or member of the Federalist party
 
adj
2.  characteristic of the Federalists

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Federalist
"member or supporter of the Federal party in U.S. politics," originally of supporters of the Philadelphia constitution, 1787, from federal.
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Example sentences
They accused the leadership of packing the conference with supporters to insure a favorable vote on the federalist platform.
Let's hire a communist for political science and a federalist for the history program.
Such federalist proposals are intellectually coherent-and politically doomed.
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