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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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Under Article IX (Judicial Department) of the draft Federal Constitution, there will be four chief justices, each to be appointed by the president.
Denett has received many prestigious awards during his federal government career including a Presidential Rank Award; he has a master's degree with emphasis in acquisition from The George Washington University.
To overcome this limitation on federal judicial power, an activist Supreme Court developed a line of cases holding that the 14th Amendment was the conduit that allows it to impose the federal restrictions of the Bill of Rights (amendments one through 10) upon state action.
The tea, called hoasca, contains the hallucinogen Dimethyhryptamine, which is banned under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
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All of this predated the first attempt at federal insurance regulation in 1866: a failed bill in Congress that invoked the Commerce Clause.
The Federal Reserve Board announced on September 20, 2005, the issuance of a final decision and order of prohibition against Brian Bonetti, a former employee of National City Bank, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a pay freeze for current air traffic controllers and lower pay for new hires.
INPUT estimates that SDVOBs will receive almost $3 billion in federal contract awards annually by fiscal year 2009.
Voinovich, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management and the Federal Workforce, reportedly plans to hold a hearing on the OSC.
As President of the Toronto Chapter of Tax Executives Institute, I want to express TEI's appreciation for the Ontario government's proposal to work with the federal government toward establishing a single corporate income tax collection system.

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