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federal

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

Federal

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 belong to the Arab region, but the Arab regimes excluded us," Ibrahim continued asserting that their new federalisation system aims to unite all of Syria on the basis of Syrian nationality rather than on a sectarian basis.
Syria's Fragmentation History: Weighing the likelihood of a regulated federalisation of Syria as a sound alternative to its chaotic "balkanisation", Kosach has invoked historical precedents: "In theory, the federalisation of Syria is feasible.
SUCCESSIVE governments have tried in vain to con the British public that we were simply joining the Common Market when in fact they were working behind the scenes to include us in a "United States of Europe" - federalisation, for want of a better description.
Every spokesman for the EU since its inception has refuted the idea that the aim of the exercise was fiscal and political union, a federated states of Europe, but now they admit that federalisation is inevitable as the only way to resolve the fiasco that is the single currency.
(SeeNews) - Nov 13, 2012 - Brazil's federal power holding company Eletrobras (SAO:ELET3) and the government of local Amapa state yesterday signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the federalisation of Amapa's debt-laden electricity distributor CEA.
Options to be considered as part of a future formal consultation include clustering and federalisation of schools and creating area schools.
According to TSA, Hursey was the first FSD for Northern Minnesota, heading federalisation of airports in Duluth, Bemidji, Brainerd, International Falls, Grand Rapids, Ely and Hibbing following 9-11.