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elder statesman

noun

Simple Definition of elder statesman

  • : a retired government leader who gives advice to current leaders

  • : a respected man who has been a member of a group or organization for a long time

Full Definition of elder statesman

  1. :  an eminent senior member of a group or organization; especially :  a retired statesman who unofficially advises current leaders

Examples of elder statesman

  1. an elder statesman of baseball coaches

  2. <the elder statesman of the White House correspondents is finally retiring after nearly a half century of service>



1904

First Known Use of elder statesman

1904


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