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{adj: Machiavellian} of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended
"Machiavellian thinking"

{n: Borgia, Cesare Borgia} Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)

{n: Machiavelli, Niccolo Machiavelli} a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)

{n: Machiavellianism} the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government

{n: Machiavellian} a follower of Machiavelli's principles

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