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Noun: statesman (statesmen)  steyts-mun
  1. A man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs
    "an astute and sagacious statesman";
    - solon, national leader

Derived forms: statesmen

Type of: pol [N. Amer], political leader, politician, politico, pollie [Austral], polly [Austral]

Encyclopedia: Statesman