statesman (plural statesmen)
- A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.
- A male political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state.
- (dialectal, Lake District) A man who lives on a landed estate; a small landholder.
man who is a leader in national or international affairs
political leader who promotes the public good
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- statesman in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- statesman in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- statesman at OneLook Dictionary Search
- 1867, CONGRATULATORY ADDRESS IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, line 8:
- and whilke we canna zei, albeit o' 'Governere,' 'Statesman,' an alike.
- and for which we have no words but of 'Governor,' 'Statesman,' &c.
- Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 114