Form of political organization in which governmental power is divided between a central government and territorial subdivisions – in the United States, among the national, state, and local governments.
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A country where powers are shared between two levels of government. In the case of Canada, the two levels are federal and provincial.
a system of government where constitutional authority is divided between at least two levels of government, each of which has its own set of legislative powers and responsibilities that is beyond the reach of the other level. Canada has a federal system under which there are the federal and provincial levels of government as well as Aboriginal self-government.
Delegates at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 agreed that the United States should have a federal system of government with both independent state governments and a national government with limited powers to handle matters of common interest.