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Machiavellianism

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

Definition of MACHIAVELLIANISM

:  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

First Known Use of MACHIAVELLIANISM

1607

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