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noun stan·dard–bear·er \ˈstan-dərd-ˌber-ər\

Simple Definition of standard–bearer

  • : the leader of an organization, movement, or political party

  • : someone who carries a flag or banner

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of standard–bearer

  1. 1 :  one who bears a standard or banner

  2. 2 :  one that leads an organization, movement, or party <a standard–bearer for political reform>

15th Century

First Known Use of standard–bearer

15th century

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