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1. an advocate of federalism.
2. (cap.) U.S. Hist.a member or supporter of the Federalist party.
Also,fed"er•al•is'tic.of federalism or the Federalists.
a series of 85 essays (1787–88) by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, written in support of the Constitution.
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