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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of federate.


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  • M. Carnot was of opinion, that it was necessary, to declare the country in danger, call the federates and national guards to arms, place Paris in a state of siege, defend it, at the last extremity retire behind the Loire, form intrenchments there, recall the army of

    Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II

  • Barbarian tribes threatened the borders and, when they could not be driven out by force, they were allowed in as "federates" and provided soldiers for an increasingly barbarized army that had no interest in preserving the system except to maintain its pay and perks.

    Philip Giraldi: Neocon Ancient History

  • Because it federates data rather than centralizing it, implementing Intelligent Data Grid is relatively inexpensive and requires minimal architectural overhaul.

    Xeround Enables Telco Services By Virtualizing Data Silos

  • But when we take in the whole picture, Google is our pick because of its almost insurmountable advantage in accurate Internet searches – plus the way Google federates those with local results.

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  • If you need more capacity, the company offers ISYS Workgroup and a high-end enterprise server that federates results from content repositories, including Documentum, Interwoven and Microsoft SharePoint.

    ISYS Personal Edition, Version 9.6

  • In post-Roman Britain, though, there was no equivalent citizen militia, at least in the Romanised south and east, so the language of the camp would presumably be the language of the federates, i.e.

    Cadafael, King of Gwynedd

  • Clutching at straws, perhaps if English federates had served under the Late Roman Army Command at York and then stayed on and gradually took over, they would be likely to know and retain its Latin name in some form.

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • Duchesses, the most delicate and charming women in the world, went into ecstasies over couplets like the following, addressed to “the federates”: —

    Les Miserables

  • I have the same sort of vision of the early 'English' in Britain as you, a mixture of people speaking various sorts of Germanic, who had settled at various times spanning a couple of centuries at least and for various reasons, including retired Roman soldiers, traders, federates, independents etc.

    Lord of Silver, by Alan Fisk. Book review

  • I personally interpret his hint as suggesting long-standing federates who had stayed on and acquired power after coming to Britain to work either for the Late Roman army or for a post-Roman successor state that still followed Roman forms of military organisation.

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