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new federalism

noun (sometimes initial capital letters) U.S. Government.
  1. a plan, announced in 1969, to turn over the control of some federal programs to state and local governments and institute block grants, revenue sharing, etc.
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Origin of new federalism

First recorded in 1965–70
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