federal

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a union of states under one general government.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to a treaty, league, or covenant.

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Usage examples "federal":

  1. The federal government also took action. - "The United States Since The Civil War", Charles Ramsdell Lingley.
  2. Because valuation plays such a large part in any tax program, the geologist is being used by tax boards of the federal and state governments. - "The Economic Aspect of Geology", C. K. Leith.
  3. Federal authorities, not the police ... - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.