An advocate of confederation; specifically (Amer. Hist.), a friend of the Constitution of the United States at its formation and adoption; a member of the political party which favored the administration of president Washington.
A member of a political party in American history that supported the idea of a strong and centralised federal government.
a member of a major political party in the early years of the U.S. favoring a strong centralized national government
One who supported the ratification of the Constitution.
a member of a former political party in the United States that favored a strong centralized federal government
an advocate of federalism
A supporter of the federal system. In Québec's political jargon, it refers to a defender of Canadian federalism.
group of Americans who favored the constitution; was led by many of the country's founders.
The term "federalist" refers to several sets of political beliefs around the world. It usually has reference to the concept of federalism or the type of government called a federation. Sometimes it refers to an advocate of a type of government more properly called a confederation.