realpolitik or Re·al·po·li·tik[ rey-ahl-poh-li-teek, ree- ]
1. political realism or practical politics, especially policy based on power rather than on ideals.
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re·al·po·li·tik·er [rey-ahl-poh-lee-ti-ker, ree-] , noun
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Origin: 1910–15; < German, equivalent to real real + Politik politics, policy; see politic
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