Definitions of "federal"
  1. A term referring to a type of governance where authority is shared or divided between a central administration and regional or territorial segments, such as states
  2. Pertains to the primary administration within a federation, specifically denoting it separately from the regional or territorial units' governments such as those of individual states
How to use "federal" in a sentence
  1. The federal government has the authority to impose nationwide laws.
  2. Certain rights are protected under federal law, irrespective of the state's individual laws.
  3. Issues of national security are typically handled at the federal level, rather than by individual states.

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