Antifederal party

[ an-tee-fed-er-uhl, -fed-ruhl, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈfɛd ər əl, -ˈfɛd rəl, ˌæn taɪ- /

noun U.S. History.

the party that, before 1789, opposed the adoption of the proposed Constitution and after that favored its strict construction.

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