Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) Something that is federal is related to the main country-wide government in a country where there are also state or provincial governments.

Examples: (adjective) While education is a federal issue in countries like Japan, it is more local in countries like Canada or the U.S. (adjective) The federal government has said that it will not increase payments to the provinces.

Synonyms: adjectives: national, domestic.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6 E