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federalism Line breaks: fed|er¦al|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈfɛdərəlɪz(ə)m/

Definition of federalism in English:


[mass noun]
The federal principle or system of government: idealists who were committed to European federalism
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  • We begin with an ideal type of a federal system called market-preserving federalism - a federation that satisfies all four conditions.
  • The founders crafted throughout the Constitution a system of federalism, whereby state governments were intended to check the powers of the national government.
  • To be sure, as the history of the European Union shows, there can be federalism without a federation.
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