What does machiavelli mean?

Definitions for machiavelliˌmæk i əˈvɛl i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Machiavelli, Niccolo Machiavelli(noun)

    a statesman of Florence who advocated a strong central government (1469-1527)


  1. Machiavelli(ProperNoun)

    Niccolu00F2 Machiavelli (1469-1527), Italian statesman and writer, whose work The Prince (1532) advises that acquiring and exercising power may require unethical methods.

  2. Machiavelli(ProperNoun)

    A Machiavellian person

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of machiavelli in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of machiavelli in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    I watch Fox news for the comedy, MSNBC when I need to be reminded that mind midgets exist and CNN when I want to check out the latest in media lies and special interest propaganda. On the other 364 days of the year I read the American transcendentalists, David Hume, Rene Descartes, Immanuel Kant, Niccolo Machiavelli and Diogenes of Sinope.

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