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statesman

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noun states·man \ˈstāts-mən\

Simple Definition of statesman

  • : a usually wise, skilled, and respected government leader

Full Definition of statesman

  1. 1 :  one versed in the principles or art of government; especially :  one actively engaged in conducting the business of a government or in shaping its policies

  2. 2 :  a wise, skillful, and respected political leader

states·man·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective
states·man·ly play \-lē\ adjective
states·man·ship play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of statesman

  1. He was a soldier and statesman.



1592

First Known Use of statesman

1592



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