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U.S. History. a member or supporter of the Antifederal party.
(lowercase) an opponent of federalism.
Historical Examples

Much had been effected by the use, or rather abuse, of the terms federalist and anti-federalist, federalism and anti-federalism.
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

Both Federalism and anti-federalism were the mixed issue of an interest and a theory.
The Promise Of American Life Herbert David Croly

anti-federalism had long been dead, and the Republicans were the most sincere and zealous supporters of the Constitution.
The Life of Albert Gallatin Henry Adams

(US, history) a person who opposed the ratification of the Constitution in 1789 and thereafter allied with Thomas Jefferson’s Antifederal Party, which opposed extension of the powers of the federal Government
(often not capital) any person who opposes federalism


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