- An•ti•fed•er•al•ist[[t]ˌæn tiˈfɛd ər ə lɪst, -ˈfɛd rə-, ˌæn taɪ-[/t]] n.1) amh. a member of a group that before 1789 opposed the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and after that favored its strict construction2) amh. (l.c.) an opponent of federalism•Etymology: 1780–90; amer. An`ti•fed′er•al•ism, n.
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