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fedayeen Arab commandos operating esp. against Israel.
federal 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. [2 definitions]
Federal Bureau of Investigation a U.S. agency of the Justice Department responsible for investigating violations of federal criminal law.
Federal Communications Commission a U.S. agency whose duty is to regulate the various communications industries including telephone, radio and television, and satellites.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation a U.S. governmental agency that insures deposits in member commercial banks up to a certain amount to protect the public against a bank's failure, and can act to prevent a bank's failure. (abbr.: FDIC)
Federal Insurance Contributions Act a federal tax law requiring employers to withhold a certain amount from employees' paychecks or wages for deposit in governmental accounts that fund Social Security. (abbr.: FICA)
federalism the principles of federal government. [2 definitions]
federalist a supporter of federalism. [3 definitions]
Federalist party an early U.S. political party that favored adoption of the Constitution and a strong federal government.
federalize to bring together in a federal union. [2 definitions]
Federal Reserve Bank any of twelve central district banks in the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
Federal Reserve note U.S. paper currency in various denominations issued by a Federal Reserve Bank.
Federal Reserve System a U.S. federal banking system that sets interest rates and regulates the flow of money.
federal revenue monies obtained by the U.S. federal government through taxation and investment.
Federal Trade Commission a U.S. agency whose duty is to investigate and prosecute illegal interstate trade practices such as false advertising and price-fixing.
federate to bring together or unite in a federation or league. [2 definitions]
federation the act of federating or joining together into a league of states. [2 definitions]
fedora a hat of soft felt, with a curled brim that can be turned up or down and a lengthwise crease in the crown.
fed up at or beyond the limit of one's patience or tolerance.
fee a charge for services. [2 definitions]
feeble without strength or vigor, physically, mentally, or morally. [3 definitions]