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  1. [noun] a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
    Synonyms: Federal, Federal soldier, Union soldier

  2. [noun] any federal law-enforcement officer
    Synonyms: Federal, Fed, official

  3. [adjective] national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units; "the Federal Bureau of Investigation"; "federal courts"; "the federal highway program"; "federal property"

  4. [adjective] of or relating to the central government of a federation; "a federal district is one set aside as the seat of the national government"

  5. [adjective] being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"
    Synonyms: Union, Federal

  6. [adjective] characterized by or constituting a form of government in which power is divided between one central and several regional authorities; "a federal system like that of the United States"; "federal governments often evolved out of confederatons"


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