federal law

[ fed-er-uhl law ]

  1. a law or body of laws passed by the central government of the United States or of any other country comprising states, provinces, or other quasi-autonomous units: This act to protect migratory birds is a federal law enforcing an international agreement to which the United States is a party.She is an expert on federal law.: Compare state law, provincial law.

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