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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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NEWLY elected Labour MP Stephen Kinnock says the Labour party needs to "think radically" to get back into power and suggests Labour may have to be "re-branded" in Scotland and the UK should be federalised.
The automaker is recalling around 38,500 vehicles in the United States and federalised territories, an addition to around 13,000 vehicles, bringing the total number of Ford vehicles being recalled for Takata-related issues to 98,000 units.
These 'de-centralisation' proposals appeared in part designed to meet separatists demands for self-rule, though they differ for calls by Russia for Ukraine to adopt a "federalised" model.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat yesterday sought to stredd that 'TRNC' does not prevent a federation and that the leadership is committed to a federalised solution and working towards it.