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statecraft

[steyt-kraft, -krahft] /ˈsteɪtˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft/
noun
1.
the art of government and diplomacy.
Origin of statecraft
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; state + craft
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  • It was received graciously, and Henry's reply was a masterly piece of statecraft.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
  • It is true that statecraft must make human nature its basis.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann
  • This reversal is pregnant with a new outlook for statecraft.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann
  • That a statecraft might deal with the tariff as an aid to its purposes is evident.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann
  • Perhaps he was right; with his statecraft it may well be that he could have done no other than what he did.

    The King's Mirror Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for statecraft

statecraft

/ˈsteɪtˌkrɑːft/
noun
1.
the art of conducting public affairs; statesmanship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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