Meaning of federalism

fed•er•al•ism

Pronunciation: (fed'ur-u-liz"um), [key]
— n.
  1. the federal principle of government.
    1. advocacy of the federal system of government.
    2. (cap.) the principles of the Federalist party.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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