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||of or relating to a system of government in which a number of states are united under and recognize the authority of a central government, yet have their own governments as well.
The founding fathers decided on a federal system of government for this country.
||of or relating to such a central authority, often as opposed to state or local authority.
The president is the head of the federal government, whereas a governor is the head of a state government.There are federal, state, and local laws.Harassing someone using the Internet is a federal crime.