Simple Definition of statesman
: a usually wise, skilled, and respected government leader
Full Definition of statesman
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 : a wise, skillful, and respected political leader
Examples of statesman
He was a soldier and statesman.
First Known Use of statesman
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