Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
The doctrine or principles of Machiavel, as laid down in his treatise entitled The Prince, and which consists in doing any thing to compass a design, without any regard to the peace or welfare of subjects, the dictates of honesty and honour, or the precepts of religion. This work has been translated into many languages, and wrote against by many authors, though the world is not agreed as to the motives of the writer; some thinking he meant to recommend tyrannical maxims; others, that he only delineated them to excite abhorrence.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Machiavelianism'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/m/machiavelianism.html. 1802.