raison d’état

Definitions

Law

  • noun the reason for a political action, which says that an action is justified because it is for the common good

Politics

  • noun
    (written as raison d’‚tat)
    the reason for a political action, which says that an action is right because it is for the common good
  • noun a strong reason that is believed to justify political or diplomatic action that might otherwise be rejected
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