- pertaining to or of the nature of a federation.
- inclined to federate.
Origin of federative
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It is the breaking up of a federative Union, but it is not like the breaking up of society.
Her scheme was federative, like our own, in which the provinces of France should have the status of states.Brave Men and Women
Still, Mexico appears to be a federative republic, at least nominally, although the only recognised power is the sabre.The Tiger-Slayer
The federative system was equally familiar; Germany, the Netherlands, and even Spain, were in a measure federations.
It has been remarked, that the federative principle of the old system has been to some extent retained in the constitution.The Government Class Book
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