See also: Federale and fédérale

English

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Etymology

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Back-formation from the plural, from Mexican Spanish federales, from federal.

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federale (plural federales)

  1. (informal, chiefly California, also MLE slang and Hispanic slang) A federal law enforcement officer, usually belonging to the United States government.
  2. (informal, US, slang) Alternative letter-case form of Federale: A member of the Mexican Federal Police.
    • 1972, Townes Van Zandt (lyrics and music), “Pancho and Lefty”:
      And all the federales say / They could have had him any day / They only let him hang around / Out of kindness, I suppose

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Italian

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Etymology

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Back-formation from Spanish federales m pl (federal law enforcement officers).

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  • IPA(key): /fe.deˈra.le/
  • Rhymes: -ale
  • Hyphenation: fe‧de‧rà‧le

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federale (plural federali)

  1. federal

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Further reading

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  • federale in Collins Italian-English Dictionary
  • federale in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Spanish

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Verb

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federale

  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of federar combined with le

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Adjective

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federale

  1. definite natural masculine singular of federal