Definition of pragmatic:
prosaic, philistine, logical, balanced, realistic, excite, practical, clear-headed, utilitarian, rational, objective, hardheaded, tough-minded, down-to-earth, earthy, mature, virtual, unromantic, sensible, hard-nosed, pragmatic sanction, matter-of-fact, hard, real, grounded, sober, pragmatical, mulish, extensional.
- "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
Early in his reign he promulgated a so- called Pragmatic Sanction which declared that the Habsburg dominions were indivisible and that, contrary to long custom, they might be inherited by female heirs in default of male.- "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.
This council also humbled a good deal the papal authority; and its decrees on this head, as well as those of Constance, served to prepare in France the celebrated pragmatic sanction, to which we shall revert by and by.- "The Power Of The Popes", Pierre Claude François Daunou.