What is federal?

  • (adj): Being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War.
    Example: "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"
    Synonyms: Union
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on federal:

Queen's (electoral District) - Federal
... members to the Canadian House of Commons from 1867–1892 Queens (Nova Scotia federal electoral district), which returned members to the House of Commons from 1867–1892 Queen's (Prince ...
Knowlton Township, New Jersey - Government - Federal, State and County Representation
... New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District is represented by Scott Garrett (R, Wantage Township) ... New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken) ...
Urban Secession - Examples - North America
... apply that classification to the District of Columbia in the United States or Distrito Federal in Mexico, but these are federal government districts and not ordinary ... and Mexican federal governments ...
Urban Secession - Examples - Europe
... are Bundesländer in themselves (thus, they are city-states within a federal system) ... The city of Vienna is a federal state within the Republic of Austria ... Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the biggest cities in Russia, have Federal city status ...
Xamar - Government - Federal
... The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) was the internationally recognized central government of Somalia between 2004 and 2012 ... The Federal Government of Somalia was established on August 20, 2012, concurrent with the end of the TFG's interim mandate ... The Federal Parliament of Somalia serves as the government's legislative branch ...

More definitions of "federal":

  • (adj): Characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities.
    Example: "A federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederatons"
  • (adj): Of or relating to the central government of a federation.
    Example: "A federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"
  • (adj): National; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units.
    Example: "The Federal Bureau of Investigation"; "federal courts"; "the federal highway program"; "federal property"

Famous quotes containing the word federal:

    I am willing to pledge myself that if the time should ever come that the voluntary agencies of the country together with the local and state governments are unable to find resources with which to prevent hunger and suffering ... I will ask the aid of every resource of the Federal Government.... I have the faith in the American people that such a day will not come.
    Herbert Hoover (1874–1964)

    [M]y conception of liberty does not permit an individual citizen or a group of citizens to commit acts of depredation against nature in such a way as to harm their neighbors and especially to harm the future generations of Americans. If many years ago we had had the necessary knowledge, and especially the necessary willingness on the part of the Federal Government, we would have saved a sum, a sum of money which has cost the taxpayers of America two billion dollars.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    Daniel as a lad bought a handkerchief on which the Federal Constitution was printed; it is said that at intervals while working in the meadows around this house, he would retire to the shade of the elms and study the Constitution from his handkerchief.
    —For the State of New Hampshire, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)