federative


federative
federatively /fed"euh ray'tiv lee, -euhr euh tiv-/, adv.
/fed"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv/, adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a federation.
2. inclined to federate.
[1680-90; FEDERATE + -IVE]

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  • federative — /ˈfɛdərətɪv/ (say feduhruhtiv) adjective 1. relating to or of the nature of a federation. 2. inclined to federate. –federatively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary


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