Learner's definition of FEDERAL
of or relating to a form of government in which power is shared between a central government and individual states, provinces, etc.
of or relating to the central government
a federal district
We pay federal, state, and local taxes.
The ruling was overturned by a federal appeals court.
of, relating to, or loyal to the federal government during the American Civil War
compare confederate, union
a Federal stronghold
of or popular during the early years of the U.S. government