Meaning of “statesman” in the English Dictionary

"statesman" in British English

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statesmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪt.smən/ us /ˈsteɪt.smən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us approving

(Definition of “statesman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"statesman" in American English

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statesmannoun [ C ]

us /ˈsteɪts·mən/ plural -men /ˈsteɪts·mən/ -women /ˈsteɪtsˌwɪm·ən/ female stateswoman, /ˈsteɪtsˌwʊm·ən/
statesmanlike
adjective us /ˈsteɪts·mənˌlɑɪk/

a statesmanlike speech

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"statesman" in Business English

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statesmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsteɪtsmən/ us plural statesmen approving POLITICS

an experienced and respected politician or member of a particular profession:

He was a statesman who opened Hawaii to international relations.
He has confirmed his reputation as an elder statesman in the energy industry.

(Definition of “statesman” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)