Definitions for "Federalist"
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
Nineteenth-century term for one in favour of autonomous power being given to the provinces; opponent of Unitarist.
Someone who believes in a solution for Quebec within the federal structure of Canada (as opposed to a sovereignist).