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Machiavellianism

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noun Ma·chi·a·vel·lian·ism \-ˈve-lē-ə-ˌni-zəm, -ˈvel-yə-ˌni-zəm\

Definition of Machiavellianism

  1. :  the political theory of Machiavelli; especially :  the view that politics is amoral and that any means however unscrupulous can justifiably be used in achieving political power



1607

First Known Use of machiavellianism

1607


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