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central(Essential), adjective basal, basic, capital, cardinal, chief, crucial, dominant, elemental, first, foremost, foundational, fundamental, highly important, indispensable, intrinsic, intrinsical, key, main, major, necessary, pivotal, primal, primary, principal, requisite, ruling, significant, supreme, underlying, vital
central(Situated near center), adjective center, centric, centrical, equidistant, focal, halfway, inmost, inner, medial, median, mesial, middle, middlemost, midmost
Associated concepts: central board of appeals, central filing, centralization center of gravity doctrine
See also: basic, cardinal, federal, fundamental, important, indispensable, integral, intermediate, leading, master, material, outstanding, primary
CENTRAL. Relating to the centre, or placed in the centre; as, the central
courts of the United States, are those located in the city of Washington,
whose jurisdiction extends over the whole country. These are, first, the
Senate of the United States, when organized to try impeachments; secondly,
the Supreme Court of the United States.
2. The government of the United States is the central government.