Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: elder statesman (elder statesmen)
  1. Any influential person whose advice is highly respected
  2. An elderly statesman whose advice is sought be government leaders

Derived forms: elder statesmen

Type of: important person, influential person, national leader, personage, statesman, statesperson

Encyclopedia: Elder statesman