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statesmannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪt.smən/ (plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   ) approving
an ​experiencedpolitician, ​especially one who is ​respected for making good ​judgments
statesmanship
noun [U] uk   us   /-ʃɪp/
(Definition of statesman from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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statesmannoun [C]

 us   /ˈsteɪts·mən/ (plural -men  /ˈsteɪts·mən/ or -women  /ˈsteɪtsˌwɪm·ən/ ) (female stateswoman,  /ˈsteɪtsˌwʊm·ən/ )
a ​politician or ​governmentofficial who is ​respected and ​experienced
statesmanlike
adjective  us   /ˈsteɪts·mənˌlɑɪk/
a statesmanlike ​speech
(Definition of statesman from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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statesmannoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsteɪtsmən/ (plural statesmen) approving POLITICS
an ​experienced and respected politician or ​member of a particular profession: He was a statesman who ​opened Hawaii to ​internationalrelations. He has ​confirmed his ​reputation as an elder statesman in the ​energyindustry.
(Definition of statesman from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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