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

Derived forms: statesmen

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

Encyclopedia: Statesman