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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One opposed to federalism; a member of the Anti-Federal party.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One of party opposed to a federative government; -- applied particularly to the party which opposed the adoption of the constitution of the United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who opposes federalism.
  • adjective Expressing opposition to federalism.


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  • But those who yearn for more character in our politics will root for the anti-federalist, law-and-order solutions forwarded by the party's former London mayoral candidate, Winston McKenzie.


  • Will it be the Czech climate change denier, the alleged Polish homophobe, or your common-or-garden British anti-federalist?

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • When the Pa. legislature was debating about adopting the constitution the federalist were in power and would not even listen to the anti-federalist.

    The Joe Sestak thing is kind of a big deal, actually. | RedState

  • See Federalist 10, and Federalist 57, and especially No. 24 from the anti-federalist papers, The Constitutional Convention Debates — Qualifications for Suffrage.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Violent Misdemeanants, the Right to Bear Arms, and the Right to Vote

  • • As the dust settles on the battle between the alleged homophobe, the climate-change sceptic and the British anti-federalist, all desperate to lead Big Dave's wacky grouping in Brussels, we see that the Czech climate-change denier won hands down.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • Raoul Ruparel, head of economic research at the anti-federalist thinktank Open Europe, said: If the Greek public vote no in the referendum Greece could be left with no funds and no government, teetering on the edge of a disorderly default and a disorderly exit from the eurozone.

    Greece throws euro bailout into fresh crisis

  • By definition, the establishment and highest levels of public power are viewed together, and to be anti-liberal is to be, in some sense, anti-liberal-establishment, and anti-federalist.

    Matthew Yglesias » Opposition Strategy

  • Scott says: agree with anti-federalist interventionist.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Help Draft the Federalism Restoration Amendment

  • Conservative party members out of the European Parliament's main center-right bloc which includes the ruling parties of France, Germany and Italy and into an anti-federalist grouping that includes far-right parties in central and eastern Europe.

    In U.K. Debate, Dark Horse Is in the Cross Hairs

  • Messrs. Brown and Clegg repeated accusations that a Conservative government would isolate Britain, citing the Tory leader's decision to pull out of the European Parliament's main center-right bloc which includes the ruling parties of France, Germany and Italy to set up an anti-federalist grouping that includes far-right parties in Central and Eastern Europe.

    U.K. Party Leaders Spar on Foreign Affairs


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