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Prince, The

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noun (Italian Il Principe),
  1. a treatise on statecraft (1513) by Niccolò Machiavelli.
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The Prince

(1513) The best-known work of Niccolò Machiavelli, in which he asserts that a prince must use cunning and ruthless methods to stay in power.

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