What does the word federal mean?

Usage examples for federal

  1. The federal government also took action. – The United States Since The Civil War by 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 by C. K. Leith
  3. Federal authorities, not the police ... – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard