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1 archaic : of or relating to a compact or treaty
2 a : formed by a compact between political units that surrender their individual sovereignty to a central authority but retain limited residuary powers of government b : of or constituting a form of government in which power is distributed between a central authority and a number of constituent territorial units
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin propellere to propel
1 : the action or process of propelling
2 : something that propels
1 : a sliding piece moved by or moving against fluid pressure which usually consists of a short cylinder fitting within a cylindrical vessel along which it moves back and forth
1 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension
1 : a machine for beheading by means of a heavy blade that slides down in vertical guides
1 : a farm tipcart
2 : a vehicle carrying condemned persons (as political prisoners during the French Revolution) to a place of execution