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federate

[verb fed-uh-reyt; adjective fed-er-it] /verb ˈfɛd əˌreɪt; adjective ˈfɛd ər ɪt/
verb (used with or without object), federated, federating.
1.
to unite in a federation.
2.
to organize on a federal basis.
adjective
3.
federated; allied.
Origin of federate
1665-1675
1665-75; < Latin foederātus leagued together, allied, equivalent to foeder- (nominative stem foedus) league + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
federator, noun
nonfederated, adjective
refederate, verb, refederated, refederating.
unfederated, adjective
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  • It would be very difficult to find any country church, either denominational or federated, whose record for service is better.

    Six Thousand Country Churches Charles Otis Gill
  • The "federated church" obviates this difficulty to a certain extent.

    The Farmer and His Community Dwight Sanderson
  • But the editorial which he wrote on the federated Garment Trades was very creditable.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • Like the Schulze-Delitzsch societies the Raiffeisen associations have federated.

    Banking William A. Scott
  • Are you both interested in going to Chicago and personally applying for positions with the federated system?

  • If South Africa were federated it would be simplicity itself.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • These are funds and federated or independent direction of their use.

    Six Thousand Country Churches Charles Otis Gill
  • It is federated and it owns its club-house, a small but pretty building.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • Kindly express frankly your opinion of the federated church as a means of securing Christian unity and church efficiency.

    Six Thousand Country Churches Charles Otis Gill
British Dictionary definitions for federated

federate

verb (ˈfɛdəˌreɪt)
1.
to unite or cause to unite in a federal union
adjective (ˈfɛdərɪt)
2.
federal; federated
Derived Forms
federative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for federated

federate

v.

1814 (implied in federated), back-formation from federation, or else from Latin foederatus "having a treaty, bound by treaty," past participle of foederare "to establish by treaty," from foedus (see federal). Related: Federating. As an adjective, by 1710.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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