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state +‎ -s- +‎ -man, calque of French homme d'État.


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statesman (plural statesmen)

  1. A man who is a leader in national or international affairs.
  2. A male political leader who promotes the public good or who is recognized for probity, leadership, or the qualities necessary to govern a state.
  3. In the dialect of the English Lake District and nearby, a man who lives on a landed estate.

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