statecraft

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

noun

the art of government and diplomacy.

Origin of statecraft

First recorded in 1635–45; state + craft
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statecraft

/ (ˈsteɪtˌkrɑːft) /

noun

the art of conducting public affairs; statesmanship
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