raison d'état

French noun phrase

rai·​son d'état re-zōⁿ-dā-tä How to pronounce raison d'état (audio)
: reason of state : justification for a nation's foreign policy on the basis that the nation's own interests are primary

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“Raison d'état.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/raison%20d%27%C3%A9tat. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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