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1. federalism

noun. ['ˈfɛdɝəˌlɪzəm, ˈfɛdrəˌlɪzəm'] the idea of a federal organization of more or less self-governing units.

Synonyms

  • political theory
  • political orientation

Antonyms

  • conservative
  • dovishness
  • liberal

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • federal (English)
  • fédéral (French)

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Example sentences of the word federalism


1. Noun, singular or mass
The sharing of governance is known as federalism, and power is also shared with state and local governments.

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