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statecraft

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state·craft  (sttkrft)
n.
The art of leading a country: "They placed free access to scientific knowledge far above the exigencies of statecraft" (Anthony Burgess).

statecraft (ˈsteɪtˌkrɑːft)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the art of conducting public affairs; statesmanship

state•craft (ˈsteɪtˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft)

n.
the art of government and diplomacy.
[1635–45]
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.statecraft - wisdom in the management of public affairs
wisdom, wiseness - the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
Translations
statecraft [ˈsteɪtkrɑːft] Narte m de gobernar


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He was not a great ruler, but an artist stifled in ceremony and lost in statecraft.
And on these matters I spoke at Nantes with Rouen, when Valentino, as Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander, was usually called, occupied the Romagna, and on Cardinal Rouen observing to me that the Italians did not understand war, I replied to him that the French did not understand statecraft, meaning that otherwise they would not have allowed the Church to reach such greatness.
I fancy that to the last he believed us to be emissaries of Government, darkly official persons furthering by our illegal traffic some dark scheme of high statecraft.
 
 
 
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