- 1. a person who advocates or supports a system of government in which several states unite under a central authority: "the ideas of the European federalists"
- 2. a member or supporter of the Federalist Party: US "they captured both the legislative and the executive branches of the federal government from the Federalists"
- 1. relating to or denoting a system of government in which several states unite under a central authority: "the federalist structure of the American system of government"
- 2. designating or pertaining to the Federalist Party: US "it was not a weapon that could reach the Federalist judges"
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federalist: [noun] an advocate of federalism: such as. an advocate of a federal union between the American colonies after the Revolution and of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. world federalist.
In defense of the Federalist Society
Sohrab Ahmari, Patrick Deneen, and Chad Pecknold are among a rising number of intellectuals who want to redefine American conservatism. As part of the growing populist-right movement, theology and the words of men such as Edmund Burke supersede the philosophy of Ronald Reagan and Paul Ryan.
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United States. In the United States the term federalist usually applies to a member of one of the following groups: Statesmen and public figures supporting the proposed Constitution of the United States between 1787 and 1789. The most prominent advocates were James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay.
The name Federalists was adopted both by the supporters of ratification of the U.S. Constitution and by members of one of the nation’s first two political parties. Alexander Hamilton was an influential Federalist who wrote many of the essays in The Federalist, published in 1788. These articles advocated the ratification of the Constitution.
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