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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Federalist  \Fed"er*al*ist\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  f['e]d['e]raliste.] 
  An  advocate  of  confederation;  specifically  (Amer.  Hist.),  a 
  friend  of  the  Constitution  of  the  United  States  at  its 
  formation  and  adoption;  a  member  of  the  political  party  which 
  favored  the  administration  of  president  Washington. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Federalist 
  n  1:  a  member  of  a  former  political  party  in  the  US  that  favored 
  a  strong  centralized  federal  government  [syn:  {Federalist}] 
  2:  an  advocate  of  federalism 




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