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Meaning of federalist

fed•er•al•ist

Pronunciation: (fed'ur-u-list), [key]
— n.
  1. an advocate of federalism.
  2. (cap.)a member or supporter of the Federalist party.
—adj.
  1. of federalism or the Federalists.

Fed'eralist The

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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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