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 (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.
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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)
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Mach•i•a•vel•li

(ˌmæk i əˈvɛl i)

n.
Niccolò di Bernardo, 1469–1527, Italian political philosopher.
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Machiavelli

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