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- n. Any of several forms of government of federations.
- n. The national government of the United States, in contrast to government at the state level.
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- n. a government with strong central powers
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First, the federal government sees a major bank, Indy-backed -- IndyMac, rather.
So, states responded, along with the federal government, by creating laws which held both parties responsible for their off-spring.
NEW YORK -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the troubled mortgage giants taken over by the federal government, reported improved earnings last quarter as losses...
Meanwhile, the federal government passed its own law regulating steamship operation for national coastal trading.
"She is white, Caucasian, worked as a federal government secretary in Toronto and never even had a parking ticket because she didn't drive a car," Sutcliffe said.