Pronunciation: /ˈfedəˌrāt /
- (With reference to a number of states or organizations) form or be formed into a single centralized unit, within which each state or organization keeps some internal autonomy: [no object]: In 1901 the six colonies federated to form the Commonwealth of Australia [with object]: Eritrea was federated with Ethiopia in 1952 (as adjective federated) the establishment of 20 federated states in MindanaoMore example sentences
- Clearly, this country marked its pathway of self-determination when it resisted the temptation to join the Australian colonies as they federated in 1901.
- Agreeing on this bush village becoming a capital took time after the six colonies, on deciding to federate, founded the Commonwealth of Australia on January 1, 1901.
- If some of the nations of Europe do wish to federate, let them.
Pronunciation: /ˈfedərit /Back to top
- Of or relating to a federated state or organization: federate armiesMore example sentences
- He was one of his generals who had built up a powerful position in the Balkans at the head of his federate army; in order to remove this threat the emperor ordered him to rule Italy in his name.
- This movement - established by the idealistic pioneer-immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century - grew into a large federate organisation that became the backbone of the labour movement.
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- Also, under Putin's federative reforms, new laws allowed for so-called federal intervention to ensure regional compliance with federal law.
- The euro and European Central Bank are nothing if not federative elements.
- The issue is then to discern the categorical imperatives of a federative government, such as natural and civil rights.
Pronunciation: /-ˌrātiv, -rətiv/adjective
early 18th century (as an adjective): from late Latin foederatus, based on foedus, foeder- 'league, covenant'.