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fœderal +‎ -ism


fœderalism (plural fœderalisms)

  1. Archaic spelling of federalism.
    • 1802, Charles Coote, History of the Union of the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland, chapter XII, page 456–457:
      Some of the arguments used by its advocates appeared to him to be drawn from the principles of messieurs Robespierre and Barrère, who had contended for an empire one and indivisible, in preference to the union of its parts by fœderalism.