Definitions of Federal
  1. adjective
    being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
    Federal forces”
    “a Federal infantryman”
    synonyms: Union
    in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
  2. noun
    a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
    synonyms: Federal soldier, Union soldier
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    type of:
    Northerner, Yank, Yankee
    an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
  3. noun
    any federal law-enforcement officer
    synonyms: Fed, federal official
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    type of:
    agent, federal agent
    any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau
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