from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually expansionist national policy having as its sole principle advancement of the national interest.
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- n. Pragmatic international government policy concerned with perceived interests of the nation.
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- n. politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations
German : real, practical (from Late Latin reālis, real; see real1) + Politik, politics (from French politique, political, policy; see politic).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from German Realpolitik. (Wiktionary)