statecraft

[ steyt-kraft, -krahft ]
/ ˈsteɪtˌkræft, -ˌkrɑft /

noun

the art of government and diplomacy.

Nearby words

  1. state visit,
  2. state's attorney,
  3. state's evidence,
  4. state-dependent learning,
  5. state-of-the-art,
  6. stated,
  7. stated case,
  8. statedly,
  9. statehood,
  10. statehooder

Origin of statecraft

First recorded in 1635–45; state + craft

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British Dictionary definitions for statecraft

statecraft

/ (ˈsteɪtˌkrɑːft) /

noun

the art of conducting public affairs; statesmanship
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