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1    advocating behaviour that is dictated more by practical consequences than by theory or dogma  
2      (Philosophy)   of or relating to pragmatism  
3    involving everyday or practical business  
4    of or concerned with the affairs of a state or community  
5    Rare   interfering or meddlesome; officious,   (Also (for senses 3, 5))    pragmatical  
     (C17: from Late Latin pragmaticus, from Greek pragmatikos from pragma act, from prattein to do)  
  pragmaticality      n  
  pragmatically      adv  

pragmatic sanction  
      n   an edict, decree, or ordinance issued with the force of fundamental law by a sovereign  
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businesslike, down-to-earth, efficient, hard-headed, matter-of-fact, practical, realistic, sensible, utilitarian  
   airy-fairy, idealistic, impractical, inefficient, starry-eyed, stupid, theoretical, unprofessional, unrealistic  

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