Definition of federative in English:

federative

adjective

  • See federate

    • ‘The euro and European Central Bank are nothing if not federative elements.’
    • ‘Whether one decides in favor of a federative plan, or for an intergovernmental proceeding, drawing the line between national and local competencies on the one hand versus Union competencies on the other is unavoidable.’
    • ‘The issue is then to discern the categorical imperatives of a federative government, such as natural and civil rights.’
    • ‘Also, under Putin's federative reforms, new laws allowed for so-called federal intervention to ensure regional compliance with federal law.’
    • ‘The more recent concept of the learning region is also federative, but poses more problems from the viewpoint of empirical analysis.’

Pronunciation

federative

/ˈfɛd(ə)rətɪv/