federal

a.

  1. Pertaining to a league or treaty; derived from an agreement or covenant between parties, especially between nations; constituted by a compact between parties, usually governments or their representatives.
  2. Composed of states or districts which retain only a subordinate and limited sovereignty, as the Union of the United States, or the Sonderbund of Switzerland.
  3. Consisting or pertaining to such a government; as, the Federal Constitution; a Federal officer.
  4. Friendly or devoted to such a government; as, the Federal party. see Federalist.

n.

  1. See Federalist.