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  • adj. Alternative form of anti-federal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Opposed to federalism, or to a federal constitution or party.
  • Also called Anti-Federalist party.


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  • Rush also wrote to Thomas Jefferson that whiskey and rum were “antifederal” and “the companions of all those vices that are calculated to dishonor and enslave our country.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • The legislators, he said, included “a considerable majority of antifederal members.”


  • “Those who have been deemed antifederal” had already done “a great deal of good,” he said, and had “very nearly accomplished their Views.”


  • There were, he thought, only a few “truly antifederal” delegates who followed Henry.


  • Ronald Reagan's antifederal, tax-cut credo was fashioned by Hollywood, his years as a GE pitchman, the Goldwater movement and the tuxedoed swells of Bel Air.


  • Gramm and Gingrich represent a new GOP, based on antifederal (and initially racial) resentment in the South and which has expanded to conquer suburbs throughout the nation.

    Revenge Of The Right

  • This produces a small list of very long words - something like: Listadenoliomyofibroma, antifederal, antifederalism, antifederalist, ...

    Fun DSL Query Language for Scala

  • She often took an antifederal government, pro-states 'rights position in her decisions.

    Queen of the Center

  • But there is still an undercurrent at work by which, if not seasonably checked, the worst apprehensions of our antifederal patriots will be realized, and not only will the State authorities be overshadowed by the great increase of power in the executive department of the General Government, but the character of that Government, if not its designation, be essentially and radically changed.

    William Henry Harrison: Inaugural Address

  • SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS, as _antifederal_; and to consider them as the companions of all those vices which are calculated to dishonour and enslave our country.

    The Olden Time Series, Vol. 6: Literary Curiosities Gleanings Chiefly from Old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts


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