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federalist

[fed-er-uh-list] /ˈfɛd ər ə lɪst/
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
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism; federal + -ist
Related forms
hyperfederalist, noun
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Federalist

/ˈfɛdərəlɪst/
noun
1.
a supporter or member of the Federalist party
adjective
2.
characteristic of the Federalists
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Word Origin and History for hyperfederalist

federalist

n.

"member or supporter of the Federal party in U.S. politics," originally of supporters of the Philadelphia constitution, 1787, American English, from federal + -ist. General sense of "one who supports federal union" is from 1792.

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