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Antifederal party

[an-tee-fed-er-uh l, -fed-ruh l, an-tahy-]
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noun U.S. History.
  1. the party that, before 1789, opposed the adoption of the proposed Constitution and after that favored its strict construction.
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See also states' rights.
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