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


    elder statesman

    BrE BrE//ˌeldə ˈsteɪtsmən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌeldər ˈsteɪtsmən//
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  1. 1an old and respected politician or former politician whose advice is still valued because of his or her long experience
  2. 2any experienced and respected person whose advice or work is valued an elder statesman of golf
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elder statesman