Definition of statesman noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

statesman

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noun
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪtsmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪtsmən//
 
(pl. statesmen
BrE BrE//ˈsteɪtsmən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsteɪtsmən//
 
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a wise, experienced and respected political leader the party’s elder statesman Word Origin late 16th cent.: from state's man, translating French homme d'état.Extra examples Political power resided with the nation’s elder statesman and party leader. his reputation as a world statesman Abroad they are seen as great statesmen who are trying to build peace. Power still resided with the party’s elder statesman.
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