Uniting in a league; forming a confederacy; federal.

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  • Federative — Fed er*a*tive, a. [Cf. F. f[ e]d[ e]ratif.] Uniting in a league; forming a confederacy; federal. A federative society. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • federative — index collective, conjoint, corporate (associate), federal, mutual (collective) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burt …   Law dictionary

  • federative — [fed′ər āt΄iv, fed′ər ə tiv] adj. of, forming, or having the nature of a federation federatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • federative — adjective Date: 1690 of, relating to, or formed by federation < a federative republic > • federatively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fédérative — ● fédératif, fédérative adjectif (latin foederatus, allié) Relatif au fédéralisme …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Federative Republic of Brazi — Bra·zil || brÉ™ zɪl n. (Federative Republic of Brazil) country in South America …   English contemporary dictionary

  • federative — federatively /fed euh ray tiv lee, euhr euh tiv /, adv. /fed euh ray tiv, euhr euh tiv/, adj. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of a federation. 2. inclined to federate. [1680 90; FEDERATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • federative — fed·er·a·tive || fedÉ™reɪtɪv / rÉ™tɪv adj. pertaining to a federation; unifying …   English contemporary dictionary

  • federative — fed·er·a·tive …   English syllables

  • federative — fed•er•a•tive [[t]ˈfɛd əˌreɪ tɪv, ər ə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) pertaining to or of the nature of a federation 2) inclined to federate • Etymology: 1680–90 fed•er•a•tive•ly ˈfɛd əˌreɪ tɪv li, ər ə tɪv adv …   From formal English to slang

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