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statesman

noun states·man \ˈstāts-mən\

: 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
states·man·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective
states·man·ly \-lē\ adjective
states·man·ship \-ˌship\ noun
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Examples of STATESMAN

  1. He was a soldier and statesman.

First Known Use of STATESMAN

1592
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statesman

noun states·man \ˈstāts-mən\
plural states·men \-mən\

Definition of STATESMAN for Kids

:  a usually wise, skilled, and respected government leader

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