state craft

statecraft

[steyt-kraft, -krahft]
noun
the art of government and diplomacy.

Origin:
1635–45; state + craft

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statecraft (ˈsteɪtˌkrɑːft)
 
n
the art of conducting public affairs; statesmanship

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