fed•er•al•istPronunciation: (fed'ur-u-list), [key]
an advocate of federalism.
) U.S. Hist.
a member or supporter of the Federalist party.
of federalism or the Federalists.
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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