Machiavelism


Machiavelism
Machiavelism Mach"i*a*vel*ism, Machiavellianism Mach`i*a*vel"lian*ism, n. [Cf. F. machiav['e]lisme; It. machiavellismo.] The supposed principles of Machiavelli, or practice in conformity to them; political artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power. [1913 Webster]

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