Antifederalist


Antifederalist
/an'tee fed"euhr euh list, -fed"reuh-, an'tuy-/, n.
1. U.S. Hist. a member or supporter of the Antifederal party.
2. (l.c.) an opponent of federalism.
[1780-90; Amer.; ANTI- + FEDERALIST]

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