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Ma·chi·a·vel·li

 (măk′ē-ə-vĕl′ē, mä′kyä-), Niccolò 1469-1527.
Italian political theorist whose book The Prince (1513) describes the achievement and maintenance of power by a determined ruler indifferent to moral considerations.

Machiavelli

(ˌmækɪəˈvɛlɪ)
n
(Biography) 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)

Mach•i•a•vel•li

(ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i)

n.
Niccolò di Bernardo, 1469–1527, Italian political philosopher.
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Noun1.Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)Machiavelli - a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)
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