- reason of state
- Etymology: translation of French raison d'état: a motive for governmental action based on alleged needs or requirements of a political state regardless of possible transgressions of the rights or the moral codes of individual persons
* * *reason of state,a political motive for some action or measure on the part of a ruler, government, or public officer, especially one not expedient to set forth publicly.
* * *another term for raison d'état
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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