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1. of or relating to a form of government or a country in which power is divided between one central and several regional governments
2. of or relating to a treaty between provinces, states, etc., that establishes a political unit in which power is so divided
3. of or relating to the central government of a federation
4. (of a university) comprised of relatively independent colleges
5. a supporter of federal union or federation


1. characteristic of or supporting the Union government during the American Civil War
2. a supporter of the Union government during the American Civil War
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We've looked at, and will continue to look at, major metropolitan markets where we do not have a Federal Reserve presence and at smaller markets where we do have a presence but where different service models might be more effective," said Gary Stern, chairman of the Reserve Banks' Financial Services Policy Committee and president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
For example, adjusted gross income (AGI) must be recalculated for state purposes to reflect AGI as if a Federal joint return bad been filed.
Hagler said the dispute is a friendly one, and the federal officials who sat on the commission continue to communicate with commission members but do not vote or attend meetings.
When Congress creates a federal penalty for actions traditionally prosecuted at the state level, it violates the core constitutional principle of federalism, which prohibits Congress from legislating on local matters.
In Dabit, the Court unanimously ruled that Congress intended all class action lawsuits involving securities listed nationally and traded on a national exchange to proceed in federal court, where the law is more predictable.
Given the new focus on reporting standards, CPAs who work in or with federal government agencies should be familiar with these pronouncements.
Contrary to current popular wisdom, much of the federal program being advanced under the "war on terror" banner cannot pass muster on either constitutional or practical grounds.
The station runs short segments (in distinctive, rat-tat-tat "you give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world" radio-news ticker style) tailored to bureaucrats, with breaks for commercials similarly targeted to federal workers.
Opponents of optional federal chartering often cite political and substantive concerns, such as state reluctance to give up tax revenue, effective functioning of state guaranty funds and the need for local market prerogatives.
For this purpose, in 1996, the Coordinating and Advising Agency of the Federal Government for Information Technology in the Federal Administration (KBSt) introduced a pilot project--Document Management and Electronic Archiving in computer-assisted business processes (DOMEA)--in the Federal Ministry of the Interior (Bundesminister des Innern).
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers are in the middle of considering whether to further scale back the federal regulation of wetlands on account of the Supreme Court's decision in the SWANCC case.
8) In addition, any illegal immigrant possessing a gun or any person knowingly possessing a stolen gun or a gun with an altered or missing serial number may face federal prosecution.

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