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[mak-ee-uh-vel-ee; Italian mah-kyah-vel-lee] /ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i; Italian ˌmɑ kyɑˈvɛl li/
Niccolò di Bernardo
[neek-kaw-law dee ber-nahr-daw] /ˌnik kɔˈlɔ di bɛrˈnɑr dɔ/ (Show IPA),
1469–1527, Italian statesman, political philosopher, and author. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In Machiavelli's outlook the interest of womanhood was in a region of life almost infinitely remote from his statecraft.

    The New Machiavelli Herbert George Wells
  • This worthy politician must have been a perfect Machiavelli.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Now the representative of this constituency was the moving spirit, the Machiavelli, of the ministry—Landsberg.

    The New Germany George Young
  • He finds his guide and leader in "The Prince," written by Machiavelli.

  • Machiavelli turned away—and answered in a low voice, 'I know it—judge me not harshly, Leonardo.

    The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
British Dictionary definitions for Machiavelli


Niccolò (nikkoˈlɔ). 1469–1527, Florentine statesman and political philosopher; secretary to the war council of the Florentine republic (1498–1512). His most famous work is Il Principe (The Prince, 1532)
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Word Origin and History for Machiavelli

see Machiavellian. His name was Englished 16c.-18c. as Machiavel.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Machiavelli in Technology

An extension of Standard ML developed by Peter Buneman & Atsushi Ohori of the University of Pennsylvania in 1989, based on orthogonal persistence.
["Database Programming in Machiavelli: A Polymorphic Language with Static Type Inference", A. Ohori, Proc SIGMOD Conf, ACM, June 1989].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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