The establishment of intermediary levels of government within a country. A federal country is one composed of states or provinces, massed in federation. Fogeys may refer to that as confederation. A state without governmental levels between that of the country and that of the city is not a federal one.
Fed"er*al*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. f'ed'eralisme.]
the principles of Federalists or of federal union.
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