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statesman

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsteɪtsmən/ ( 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.
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