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standard–bearer

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

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

: someone who carries a flag or banner

Full Definition of STANDARD-BEARER

1
:  one who bears a standard or banner
2
:  one that leads an organization, movement, or party <a standard–bearer for political reform>

First Known Use of STANDARD-BEARER

15th century

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