machiavelism

Machiavelism

Mach"i*a*vel*ism\, Machiavelianism \Mach`i*a*vel"ian*ism\, n. [Cf. F. machiav['e]lisme; It. machiavellismo.] The supposed principles of Machiavel, or practice in conformity to them; political artifice, intended to favor arbitrary power.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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